Pistorius brother in court

The older brother of South African star sprinter Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges over a deadly road crash five years ago.

Carl Pistorius, 28, faces charges of culpable homicide after a 2008 road accident in which a 36-year-old woman motorcyclist was killed.

His appearance comes a day before his Paralympian hero brother makes a court challenge to the stringent bail conditions imposed on him after the Valentine’s Day killing of his model girlfriend. 

Among the bail conditions imposed on Pistorius last month is the surrender of his passport, making it impossible for him to travel outside the country, and mandatory drug and alcohol tests.

Wednesday’s hearing of Carl Pistorius’s case opened with arguments over an application by the public broadcaster SABC to be allowed to run live broadcast of the proceedings.
Magistrate Buks du Plessis dismissed the application.

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