Crowd gathers to see Oscar

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iol news pic SAFRICA-OSCAR PISTORIUS_0305_11 REUTERS Oscar Pistorius leaves court on the third day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in Pretoria. Photo: MIKE HUTCHINGS

Pretoria - A large crowd gathered outside the High Court in Pretoria to get a glimpse of paralympian Oscar Pistorius as he left the court house on Wednesday.

Cellphones were hoisted high to capture a picture as he walked to his car.

Children standing around in school uniform swarmed around Pistorius, screaming with delight as they caught a glimpse of the “blade runner”.

Some journalists complained about the presence of the pupils, saying they were getting in the way.

“Police need to do something about these school children. We can't do our job with them here,” said a cameraman.

Other members of the public called out his name, but Pistorius kept looking straight ahead and climbed into the car.


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