Oscar Pistorius prayed and wiped away tears at a court hearing as his murder trial was set for 3 March, 2014.
Oscar Pistorius will learn the date of his murder trial on Monday on what would have been his ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s 30th birthday.
Oscar Pistorius was "overcome with emotion" as he returned to light training, his agent Peet van Zyl has said.
Echoing the magistrate's comment, Oscar Pistorius' attorney Brian Webber said media coverage of the trial and Reeva Steenkamp's death has been "over the top and grossly disproportionate."
Oscar Pistorius has left court through a scrum of media and police. He got into a car which drove away.
The magistrate has addressed "Mr Pistorius", saying he must attend court on August 19th and failure to attend might lead to warrant for arrest being issued.
"Yes, sir," Pistorius responded.
Pistorius is still as the magistrate outlines his fears of a 'trial by media'.
"Anyone who has information... must approach [the prosecuting authority]," he told the court.
The magistrate says he is "a little bit concerned" about activities surrounding the administration of justice.
"I also read newspapers," the magistrate said. He is worried about briefing of journalists and "scandalising" of the case.
Oscar Pistorius' aunts, uncle, cousins and siblings are sitting in front of me. One relative says there are almost 80 members of the family.
Pistorius' defence lawyers have agreed to the postponement requested by the state prosecutors.
Oscar is standing in the dock with his hands crossed.
The hearing has begun. Pistorius is stood. The state has requested that the case is postponed until August 19th.
Oscar Pistorius is holding his sister's hand inside the courtroom. His brother has handed him a bottle of water.
Pistorius seems far more composed than when we last saw him here.
Oscar Pistorius has arrived in the courtroom for his pre-trial hearing.