Friday 26 December 2014

Judge agrees to broadcast Pistorius trial

London Daily Telegraph

Published 26/02/2014 | 02:30

Part of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be televised, after a ruling by a South African judge
Part of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be televised, after a ruling by a South African judge

A South African judge has ruled that parts of the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete accused of murdering his girlfriend, can be broadcast live on television.

Judge Dunstan Mlambo, sitting at Pretoria High Court where Pistorius' trial is due to begin on Monday, said broadcasting the proceedings would go "a long way" to dispelling the perception that the rich and poor were treated differently by the country's justice system.

Pistorius' legal team had opposed the application, arguing that broadcasting the events would lead to an unfair trial and create a media "circus". (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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