The Oscar Pistorius trial has been riddled with controversy and surprising new details emerging on a daily basis, the latest of which is that the athlete's brother himself is on trial for murder.
28-year-old Carl Pistorius is on trial for causing a motorcycle driver's death in 2008, while he was driving his car in 2008, in Vanderbijlpark, 90 miles (145 km) south of Pretoria. He has been charged with culpable homicide, Telegraph
writes, and plans to advocate his innocence.
"There is no doubt that Carl is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court," argues attorney Kenny Oldwage, representing both Pistorius brothers.
Carl's lawyer stated that his client simply got into an unfortunate accident, and was not under the influence of alcohol at the time. Meanwhile, the prosecution is trying to prove negligence on Carl's part as being the cause of the crash.
"Carl deeply regrets the accident. Blood tests conducted by the police at the time proved that he had not been under the influence of alcohol, confirming that it was a tragic road accident after the deceased collided with Carl's car," Oldwage adds.
"We can confirm that the case was on the [court] roll last week, [and was] postponed for the defence to make representations to the senior public prosecutor," says Bulelwa Makeke, representing South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority.
He stands to appear in court by the end of March, while his brother Oscar, who has recently been released on bond, as reported
, returns to court on June 4.
Oscar has put up bail and is required to live in his uncle Arnold Pistorius's home in Pretoria until his next hearing. Until then, he is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs.
His case revealed
that the lead detective investigating the murder of his model girlfriend was also on trial for seven different murder charges, related to a shooting spree in which all the passengers of a minivan-cab had been killed.