Judge agrees to broadcast Pistorius trial
Published 26/02/2014 | 02:30
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)