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Oscar Pistorius’s advocate: Barry Roux

Legal eagle Barry Roux has a reputation for being tough on witnesses; as senior council for alleged murderer and paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, he is bringing his considerable interrogation skills to the fore.

Gerrie Nel: the victims’ advocate

As the Oscar Pistorius trial unfolds, the players in the courtroom drama are taking their place on the stage. Advocate Gerrie Nel's role is to advocate for the victim, Reeva Steenkamp, and he is bringing his three decades of experience to the fore.

Judge Thokozile Masipa: reserved and astute

Presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial, Judge Thokozila Masipa has a reputation for handing down stiff sentences for violent crimes. She has remained unfazed by media attention through a number of precedent-setting trials.


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