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Live from Pretoria: Our man Daniel Howden tweets from Oscar Pistorius bail hearing

The Independent's Africa correspondent is one of the few Western journalists within the courtroom

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius appears in court today for a bail hearing in his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steinkamp.

He arrived at Pretoria Magistrates' Court earlier this morning amid a media frenzy as around 200 journalists vied for 26 spaces inside.

The Independent's Africa correspondent is among the selected reporters inside the courtroom, and one of only a couple from the UK.

He is live-tweeting the proceedings.