There was no reaction from the two supporters of Reeva Steenkamp in court, it is not clear what they think of the ruling.
Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail. In a lengthy judgement magistrate Desmond Nair said:
"The accused has made a case to be released on bail"
In his ruling, which lasted almost two hours, Magistrate Desmond Nair said he could not find that Pistorius had been established as a flight risk, or enough evidence of propensity to violence.
He also said he does not think granting bail would cause public outrage.
Magistrate Desmond Nair has difficulty appreciating why Reeva wouldn't have screamed back from the toilet.
He says there are improbabilities which need to be explored under oath. Pistorius is furiously sobbing, as the decision is moments away.
Former lead investigator Botha made several errors and failed to check phone records, says the magistrate.
This court house is due to close in about ten minutes.
Nair is running through Botha's blunders - but says it doesn't necessarily mean State doesn't have strong case.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will have to of proven "exceptional circumstances" for bail to be granted.
Magistrate Desmond Nair has returned to court after a brief adjournment, and is outlining the considerations he must take into account when making his decision.
Magistrate Desmond Nair has adjourned the bail hearing of Oscar Pistorius for "a few minutes" and the athlete has left the courtroom.
In a summary lasting more than an hour and covering a brief history of bail in South Africa, he said:
"The issue of bail is not guilt, but determining whether it is in the interest of justice that the person be released."
Oscar Pistorius' sister Aimee rests her head on brother Carl's shoulder.
Agonising for family and friends of Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp.
We are now an hour into the magistrate's summary of evidence, including a brief history of South African justice.
Oscar Pistorius is one foot away from me. He is completely still - his eyes are shut.