As it happened: Day 2 of Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing

The Independent's Africa correspondent tweets from the courtroom

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Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has returned to court where his lawyers will continue their fight to keep the athlete, accused of murdering his girlfriend, out of prison.

Yesterday, on the first day of his bail hearing, the court heard the Paralympian claim he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was a robber.

But chances of him being given bail seemed slimmer when magistrate Desmond Nair ruled the case a schedule six offence - meaning premeditated murder.

It means his lawyers now have to prove "exceptional circumstances" to have any chance of him being bailed until he goes on trial.

The Independent's Africa correspondent Daniel Howden is inside Pretoria Magistrates' Court, where he is covering the bail hearing live.