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Carl Pistorius's trial won't be broadcast live

A magistrate has ruled that Carl Pistorius's culpable homicide trial will not be broadcast live.

Arnold and Carl Pistorius. Picture: Vuma Reputation Management

JOHANNESBURG - The media has been denied permission to broadcast Carl Pistorius's culpable homicide trial.

The prosecution and defence are now arguing over whether or not new expert witnesses can be called.

Oscar Pistorius's brother was involved in an accident in 2008 that led to the death of a 36-year-old woman.

The culpable homicide case was reopened in 2012 after it was thrown out of court shortly after the accident.

The state is currently requesting the state allow a new forensic expert to be called to the stand, a witness who was only recently made known to the defence.

Pistorius's lawyer has argued the new witness could infringe on his client's right to a fair trial.

The magistrate earlier denied filming access to the trial saying public interest is not enough to warrant a live broadcast of proceedings.

Pistorius sat calmly in the dock as lawyers argued.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department is meeting and putting in place media control mechanisms ahead of Oscar Pistorius's bail appeal.

Dozens of journalists are expected to gather at the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday for the hearing.

Police arrested the athlete at his home on Valentine's Day after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius maintains he mistook Steenkamp for a robber.

He has been released on bail of R1 million.

Despite Pistorius's lawyers confirming their client will not be in court, the media interest remains high.

A government official has told Eyewitness News a similar media accreditation and controls system implemented during the athlete's bail application will be used again.

Pistorius is appealing his bail conditions on the basis that the court found he is not a flight risk but imposed conditions as if he were.

The state is expected to argue that the appeal is an abuse of process because the Blade Runner agreed to similar travel restrictions.

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