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

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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.