Oscar Pistorius 'did not take acting lessons'

Oscar Pistorius in tears as he talks to his lawyer Barry Roux on March 10, 2014 at the high court in Pretoria.

What you need to know:

  • Pistorius broke down repeatedly in the witness box as he gave his version of shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on 14 February 2013.
  • His vomiting and loud crying have often disrupted proceedings, and some have questioned his sincerity.
  • Well known South African columnist Jani Allan claimed he had been coached for his emotional performance.

A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius has said suggestions that the athlete had taken acting lessons before his murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth".

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