Just days until Oscar Pistorius hears his fate
Oscar Pistorius is reportedly taking strain as the day of his judgement draws closer.
The Blade Runner, who's standing trial for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, will be back in court on Thursday for judgement. This is likely to roll over until the next day.
During the trial Oscar had many eyebrows raised for various reasons. Here's the highlights in a nutshell:
All eyes were on SA from the day Oscar's trial started. The big question was whether Oscar would take to the stand and he did - to give his version of events. Court often had to be adjourned because Oscar was too overcome with emotion or exhausted to continue.
The defence and prosecuting teams both viciously argued to state their cases. Then court took a break for Oscar to undergo psychiatric evaluation.
Finally, after what seemed like forever, court took a break for one month before returning to hear final arguments.
About two months ago The Juice exclusively revealed that Oscar was involved in a night club brawl, while on trial.
Oscar was accused of being pushy, insulting the president and speaking about how influential his family was. Team Oscar confirmed that there was an incident but claimed that the fellow club goer Jarred Motimer was "peddling untruths."
Another incident that had everyone in a frenzy was the leaked video of Oscar's reenactment of the shooting by international television station. The video showed Oscar on his stumps.
It's been reported that since the trial got underway, Oscar sold the Silver Woods Estate where Reeva died for R4.5million. Then in the last month or so, he has reportedly sold two of his other properties for an undisclosed amount. Legal experts told Sunday Times that this could negatively affect the case, as the accused can be viewed as a flight risk if nothing is tying him or her to the country.
Over the weekend Oscar apparently lashed out at Sunday Times journalists who asked him "how he was doing?"
Oscar reportedly admitted that he was not coping with the stress of the upcoming judgement. "How can you ask me that? Do you really have the audacity to ask me how I am doing at this point in my life? What I am going through and feeling...I really cannot deal with this right now."
According to journalists at the scene Oscar trembled with anger at the sight of them.