Oscar Pistorius trial resumes on Monday

Zee Media Bureau

Pretoria: The hearing on the high profile case involving Oscar Pistorius resumes Monday in the High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius`s defense team will try to salvage the case following accusation from prosecutors that the Paralympian`s story is an intricate lie designed to cover up the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The case stood down for just over two weeks owing to the Easter Weekend and several other public holidays in South Africa. And within two days, the country will go to the polls to vote.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine`s Day last year. The State alleges he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door during a violent argument.

But the double amputee sprinter claims that it was a case of mistaken identity and he acted in self defense.

Charged with premeditated murder, Pistorius faces 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted.

With Agency inputs

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