Reporters discuss their views on the evidence while trays of coffee are passed along. At times it feels more like a cinema than a courtroom.
Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car's open sun-roof after an argument with police, his ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor has said.
The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has spoken of the moment she saw Oscar Pistorius - the man accused of murdering her daughter - in court.
Asked about defence claim that his screams sounds like a woman's, she says "That is not true he sounds like a man"
Samantha Taylor dismissed claims that Oscar Pistorius screams "like a woman", as his defence had claimed.
Oscar Pistorius kept his gun on him "all the time", his ex-girlfriend Samatha Taylor told the court.
Taylor said at night Pistorius kept his gun next to the bedside table, or next to his legs on the floor.
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo is tweeting from the courtroom in Pretoria where Oscar Pistorius is standing trial for murder.
Samantha Taylor called as witness. Former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius.
Her evidence will not be on camera
She says they started dating in 2011 when she was 17
Dr Johan Stipp, a neighbour of Oscar Pistorius who yesterday recalled attempting to save the life of Reeva Steenkamp, is being cross examined by defence lawyer Barry Roux.
Stipp heard screams following his second attempt to alert security
The fifth day of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is set to resume this morning.
The Olympic and Paralympic athlete sobbed in court yesterday as he listened to his neighbour describe the moments he tried to resuscitate Reeva Steenkamp.
While Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, he argues it was a tragic accident and denies intentionally killing her.
Oscar Pistorius sobbed and appear to wretch in court today as he listened to his neighbour describe the moments he tried to resuscitate Reeva Steenkamp.
In the trial's first account of the moments after the shooting, radiologist Johan Stipp said he found the athlete praying over his girlfriend's body as she lay dying.
ITV News Africa correspondent Rohit Kachroo sent this report from Pretoria:
Oscar Pistorius appeared to cry and retch in court today as details of how he tried to revive his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp were described by a witness.
The Olympian denies intentionally killing the 29-year-old, saying he shot her after mistaking her for an intruder.
Witness Dr Johan Stipp said he was woke by three loud bangs, and made his way into the house, after explaining he was a doctor.
He described Pistorius praying that Steenkamp survived, and said he asked Pistorius where the gun was, as he was fearful that he "might hurt himself"
As the hearing ended and people began to file out of the court, Oscar remained sitting alone with his head in his hands.
Oscar Pistorius' lead defence lawyer spent the morning grilling one of his neighbours on their statement, repeatedly questioning the man on how many gunshots he though he heard on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's death, and on the sequence of events.
Lawyer Barry Roux said Charl Johnson's testimony and statements to police were manipulated to match those of his wife, and were an attempt to "incriminate the accused". However, Mr Johnson, remained firm, saying:
I can confidently say I heard gunshots. I'm convinced that I heard a lady's voice. The fear ... in the lady person's calls contrasted with a very monotone male voice. The man almost sounded embarrassed to be calling for help.
The Johnsons live 177 metres from the villa where Ms Steenkamp died. Mr Roux attempted to throw doubt on the validity of Mr Johnson's testimony and that of wife burger.
Your intention is a design to sideline and incriminate the accused. It's a design on your side to incriminate, and it's unfortunate.
Witness Johan Stip told the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp he heard a man's voice cry for help.
Stipp heard a man shout "help, help, help"
Witness Johan Stipp has been describing entering the home of Oscar Pistorius and attempting to save the life of Reeva Steenkamp, after she was shot by Pistorius.
He described Pistorius being extremely distressed, and recalls asking him where his guns were, as he was worried he might hurt himself.
Oscar Pistorius said he's dedicate his life to God if she lived, witness says. In the dock Pistorius clearly distressed
Witness asked where the gun was, worried that he might hurt himself