Oscar Pistorius reports to South African authorities

  • Oscar Pistorius reported to the authorities in South Africa on Monday, despite not being required to under bail conditions set by a judge last week.

    Pistorius visited correctional officers in the capital, Pretoria, according to spokeswoman Lunice Johnston.

    Earlier reports had said the Olympic and Paralympic sprinter would have to sign in with police on Mondays and Fridays between 7 am and 1 pm.

    Prosecutors later stated a probation officer would visit his home twice a week before his trial begins on June 4.

    The requirement agreed by both the prosecution and defence teams but Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair did not include it in his final order when granting Pistorius bail on Friday.

    The 26-year-old double amputee athlete has admitted shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, but denies murdering her.

    According to prosecutors, the couple were arguing before Steenkamp, 29, was killed. However, Pistorius maintains he mistook her for an intruder.

    The magistrate set bail for Pistorius at $113,000.

    He was also ordered to hand over his passports and any firearms; not to leave the capital without his probation officer's permission; not to consume drugs or alcohol; and to stay away from his home in a gated community in Pretoria, which is still a crime scene.

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