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Could Oscar Pistorius Defence team – be in trouble?

A retired South African Judge has claimed that the repercussions of a newly leaked video showing the athlete re-enacting the events of the night he killed his girlfriend are “enormous” and could lead to Pistorious’s Defence team, including Barry Roux being stripped of their right to practice law.

Former Zimbabwean High Court Judge and Acting South African High Court Judge Chris N Greenland made the comments whilst speaking to me on 106.9 SFM saying “if the defence team…acting for Oscar, knew the true position and then lead this evidence to the contrary, the implications and repercussions of that are enormous and could actually lead to disbarment”.

Also worrying for the defence team, Judge Greenland said that the video could also lead to the prosecution of Professor Wayne Derman – who finished giving evidence on Monday.   Derman, a professor of sports medicine, had worked with the athlete for many years and claimed in Court that Mr. Pistorious had limited mobility whilst on his stumps and that his disability had left him feeling vulnerable.

However, the leaked video counters Mr Derman’s claims of Oscar’s mobility and vulnerablity and it’s implications were “very serious”.

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Monday Matters from 14th April

Oscar Pistorius Trial – Llewelyn Curlewis

It was on the morning of the 14th February 2013 that four shots rang out from the gun of Oscar Pistorius – a Paralympic athlete and rising star in his country and around the world. Three of those shots hit the 29 year old South African model and reality TV star – Reeva Steenkamp. She died not long after a fatal wound to her head. Criminal lawyer and the special legal advisor to Sky news in South Africa Dr Llewellyn Curlewis spoke to Jason McCrossan