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Our coverage of the
Oscar Pistorius
murder trial, taking place at the North
Gauteng High Court, continues here. Get
Friday's updates
10:13 - PB now reading from his

10:11 - BR now going through statement
PB made to police. PB recalls making

10:10 - PB wants to know why OP didnt
call security initially and why he didn't use
his alarm system if he thought there was
an intruder.

10:08 - If I accepted OP's word that every
was fine, what would have happened
then, asks PB.

10:05- PB: I called OP, he told me
"everything is fine", but I could hear he
was crying and the line went dead.
Seconds later, OP called me back.

10:04 - BR says OP called Baba before
he arrived at house. If OP called me first, I
would have known something was
wrong at his house, says PB.

10:03 - PB: I'm not sure of OP's phone

10:02 - BR asks that evidence which
contains phone numbers not be made
available to the public.

10:00 - BR is producing a chart of phone

9:58 - BR says records show OP called
security first.

9:56 - BR tells PB: His call was first and
yours was second. PB says it's obvious
"our times are not the same".

9:55 - PB: My lady, I phoned OP first.
Then he called me back. It's true, he had
been crying.

9:54 - Roux says call was made by OP
from his cellphone to security at 03:21.33,
was 9 seconds, he could not speak, only

9:53 - Stipp had earlier said he didn't get
through to security the first time. Roux
says phone records show he did.

9:52 - BR: Are you positive you spoke to
Stipp? PB: I spoke to Stipp and

9:51 - BR shows two calls from another
witness Mr Nhlengethwa... PB confirms

9:50 - PB agrees with time of call and that
Stipp made call.

9:48 - Resident (who was on witness
stand last week) Johan Stipp made call to
security at 03:15.51, says BR. Stipp told
security he heard gunshots, says BR.

9:47 - Roux presents a document
obtained from the SAPS - calls received by
security on its landline.

9:46 - OP's coach Ampie Louw is in court

9:45 - BR asks PB about calls made to
security by OP (Pistorius).

9:44 - Roux (BR) starts cross-
examining Pieter Baba (PB).

9:44 - Judge also orders that no picture of
objecting witnesses (who are not public
figures) can be published for duration of

9:43 - Judge Masipa grants court order
allowing print media to publish photos of
witnesses who are public figures once
they have finished evidence.

9:41 - Print media prohibited from
publishing photos of witnesses
irrespective of source.

9:41 - Duty to protect witnesses until end
of trial, says judge.

9:40 - Judge says character of two
witnesses attacked in social media after
taking stand.
9:39 - Court has duty to respect
witnesses' dignity and privacy, says judge

9:37 - Order regards witness images
being used by media.

9:36 - And we've started. Judge
Masipa is granting an order...
9:33 - Pieter Baba is already in the witness

9:30 - More politicians are in court today.
Some members of the African Christian
Democratic Party are sitting with some
friends of Reeva Steenkamp. Some ANC
Women's League members are there too.
Some might call this electioneering. Others
might call it politicians being concerned.
Who knows...

9:27- Counsel have arrived. Barry Roux
and Gerrie Nel are having a quick chat.

9:26 - Some reporters are less excited to
be at court today...

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