Pistorius's conduct as a prisoner under the spotlight

Gerrie Nel noted that findings & other behavioural concerns were not mentioned on Dr Jonathan Scholtz’ report.

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court on 13 June 2016. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius's conduct as a prisoner came under scrutiny on day one of sentencing proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria.

The former athlete spent one year in jail after he was convicted of culpable homicide, which was later overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

He faces up a lengthy sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

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Temper tantrums, aggressive behaviour and verbal abuse are among the observations a prison doctor made in the first month of Pistorius's sentence.

But prosecutor Gerrie Nel noted that these findings, and other behavioural concerns were not mentioned on Dr Jonathan Scholtz' report.

"Do you know about an incident where Mr Pistorius's prison cell was searched and illegal medicine was found?"

"No I don't know that," the doctor responded.

"Did he not tell you that?" Nel asked.

"No," Scholtz said.

Nel says he will argue that Scholtz is biased.

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Meanwhile, the State has dismissed the claim the double amputee made to his psychologist that he felt unsafe in prison after he was assaulted his section.

The state prosecutor challenged the claim that Pistorius was assaulted while in prison.

"He had fear because someone came through into his section and assaulted him there, so it was possible and it actually happened."

"Did he report it?" Nel asked.

"Yes he did," The doctor said.

"No it's not true," The prosecutor resorted

"I confirmed this with his psychotherapist," Scholtz said.

Proceedings resume tomorrow.