Kebble killer accused of threatening Pistorius’s sister
Police escorted the family out of court after the alleged incident at the High Court in Pretoria.
JOHANNESBURG - The Pistorius family wants self-confessed hit man Mikey Schultz barred from the High Court in Pretoria after he allegedly made a threat against Aimee Pistorius.
Police escorted the family out of the room after the alleged incident which apparently erupted after Schultz and a friend took a seat in the area demarcated for the Pistorius family.
Schultz denies threatening anyone.
A file photograph of Mikey Schultz
Ten minutes before the adjournment, Schultz and friend Mark Strydom sat down in the front row of the public gallery, in an area demarcated for the Pistorius family.
It's understood Aimee wanted them removed as she did not want them associated with the family.
As court adjourned, Schultz was visibly worked up, saying the Pistorius family didn't own the courtroom.
Moments later, Aimee could be seen weeping as advocate Barry Roux was overheard suggesting a court order.
Several family members were visibly distressed and claimed Schultz had mouthed off to Aimee.
Outside the courtroom, Schultz denied the allegation, saying the Pistorius family are all liars, just like Oscar, and are playing the victim.
STATE PUSHING FOR JAIL TIME
Before the lunch break Moleko Modise from the Correctional Services Department testified about prisons in South Africa and whether or not they can cater for disabled people.
The prosecution is dealing with concerns that there are no adequate facilities in prison for disabled inmates and that Pistorius will not be safe if he is jailed.
But Modise, who is the acting National Commissioner for Correctional Services, says prisons are well equipped to deal with disabled prisoners.
"At our institutions, especially because of the fact that we have been admitting people with disabilities for a long time now, we have modified entrances to our facilities, we have put up ramps."
The state is pushing for jail time.