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As ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo first reported, South African police have now confirmed Oscar Pistorius will not be appearing in court today to face murder charges.
Police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beuke told reporters the athlete will remain in police custody overnight and will likely appear tomorrow morning.
Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been described as "the kindest, sweetest human being" and "an angel on earth who will be sorely missed" in a tribute from her publicists.
A friend of Reeva Steenkamp has broken down in tears as she made an emotional tribute to the South African model outside Oscar Pistorius' home where she was shot dead.
Mashadi Motsogi, a fellow model, told the South African Press Association she heard news of the death on Twitter and attempted in vain to call the Olympic amputee athlete.
Miss Motsogi said she has "lost a friend." She described Miss Steenkamp as a "friendly person, always willing to help other people" and said she looked to the model for advice.
She also said Miss Steenkamp's death in a secure complex did not make sense.
Oscar Pistorius' father has said his son is "sad" following the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Speaking to SABC radio, Henke Pistorius said he knows "nothing" about the fatal shooting incident which has seen his son charged with murder.
Brigadier Denise Beukes has distanced South Africa police from reports that fears of a burglary at the home of Oscar Pistorius may have led to this morning's fatal shooting.
Oscar Pistorius' application for bail will be opposed by South African police later today, a police spokesperson has confirmed.
South African police were "very surprised" by the suggestion Reeva Steenkamp may have been mistaken for a burglar before she was shot dead at the home of Oscar Pistorius, a spokeswoman has said.
Brigadier Denise Beukes told reporters near the scene: "These allegations did not come from us."
South African police have confirmed there were only two people involved in the fatal shooting at Oscar Pistorius' home this morning.
They are the 26-year-old man charged with murder, known to the media to be Pistorius, and the victim, his 30-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Officers have been called to Oscar Pistorius' home previously to deal with incidents of domestic violence, South African police have confirmed.