Oscar Pistorius to face a month of psychiatric tests

A judge in South Africa has told athlete Oscar Pistorius to present himself at a hospital every weekday for a month of psychiatric tests.

From Monday he will be evaluated as an outpatient in tests to determine whether he was criminally responsible on the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year.

Oscar Pistorius. Credit: PA

Pistorius was told he will face a panel of psychiatrists and psychologists under a formal order laid down by the judge, with the trial to reconvene on June 30.

Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he had to report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital, one of South Africa's top mental institutions, as an outpatient for up to 30 days, starting on May 26.