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

The Independent's Africa correspondent Daniel Howden is tweeting from the hearing

Friday 22 February 2013 09:46
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Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is continuing his fight for bail in the fourth day of a dramatic court hearing.

After a third day in court in which the lead investigator in the case against Pistorius was replaced after he was charged with seven counts of attempted murder, the Paralympian's defence team yesterday summed up their case.

They argue that the sports star, who said he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was a burglar, is too famous to flee bail.

The prosecution maintain that it was premeditated murder and that Pistorius "intended to kill".

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

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