Pistorius's legal team want answers

It’s understood Oscar Pistorius’s legal team are investigating how the footage was leaked or sold.

Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on 30 June 2014 for the resumption of his murder trial. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's legal team has sought answers from an Australian broadcaster on its decision to air a leaked video of the Paralympian and Olympian athlete re-enacting the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Australia's Channel 7 obtained the footage from American forensic animation company The Evidence Room.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year but the athlete said he shot her by accident.

Picture: Carte Blanche.

Eyewitness News has been unable to obtain comment from the athlete's legal team, but it's understood they are investigating how the footage was leaked or sold.

The Pistorius family's spokesperson Anneliese Burgess was quoted as saying they are seeking urgent clarification from the broadcaster.

The footage shows the 'blade runner' running on his stumps and walking backwards unaided.

He is also filmed carrying his sister Aimee out of a toilet and down a flight of stairs.

It's unclear why none of this footage was used in court.

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