Roux says the bench substitutes the necessity of a rail.
Roux says that there's a bench in Pistorius' shower.
He wants to correct Nel on a few things.
Nel is done. Roux gets to respond
Nel says the minimum term that he thinks society would be happy with is 10 years.
Nel seems done. Masipa wants to know how long of a sentence Nel is asking for.
Nel sums up that they're asking for prison time. He says he agrees with Roux that Pistorius shouldn't be able to own a firearm after trial.
He says it isn't a bad principle but that it shouldn't be considered in this case
Nel brings up the ubuntu concept
Nel points out that it's illegal to do so
Nel says he rejects that Pistorius prosthetic legs will be taken away from him in prison.
Nel says that usually those asking for supervised correction are usually employed and can contribute to their families. Pistorius doesn't have any current means of employment
Nel says he finds it difficult to understand why the court should deal with Pistorius differently.
Nel flips through the rest of the heads of the defense.
He lists the reasons why the case law they used doesn't apply to Pistorius' version
Nel rebuts the case law cited by the defense.
He says he's done with his heads of arguments but wants to respond to the defense's heads
Nel says the only reasonable sentence is a long term of incarceration.
Nel says that court proceedings should be transparent. Nel says it doesn't make sense that the defense thinks Pistorius didn't get a fair trial just because it was broadcast.
Judge Masipa says the media section of the defense's argument won't be considered.
Nel now refers to the defense's assertion that Pistorius got an unfair trial because of the media. Nel says no one forced him to read the media.
Nel: "To say that I won't get three meals with a fork and knife so I can't go [to prison], is not an argument"
Nel says Pistorius' team tried to isolate himself from other disabled prisoners.
Nel calls Vergeer's testimony 'laughable'
Nel says Vergeer's evidence can't be trusted - it's outdated and generalized
From inside the courtroom:
Nel says Modise was an excellent witness. He's the head of the correctional services department
Nel says this isn't something a remorseful and anxious person would do
Nel now brings up the nightclub incident.
Judge Masipa writes notes. The Pistorius legal team is passing notes.
Nel says that the photographs from Pistorius' house showed he had no railings in the shower, but now that he could go to prison, he needs railings in the bathroom.
Nel says Pistorius is using his handicap "on call"
Nel says Pistorius is shamelessly using his disability to get out of prison time when he's spent his life trying not to be seen as such.
Nel says Pistorius is sorry that Steenkamp is dead, when he should be sorry that he shot through the door. He says the latter is remorse.
Nel says he's not convinced that Pistorius is remorseful
Nel says he still doesn't know what Pistorius' version actually is
Nel says Pistorius wasn't honest - "We had a poor witness with a plethora of versions"
Nel reads from the court record and goes over Pistorius' version of events. Nel argues that because Pistorius armed himself with the intention to shoot shows that he was grossly negligent.
Nel says Pistorius actions are harsher than those who kill people with their cars, and they're sentenced to prison time.
Nel says Pistorius cannot be a victim.
Nel says it's very strange that the defense wants the court to think he's a victim.
Nel says the Steenkamp family is broken and they're innocent.
Nel says he's always asked to be merciful and not break the accused.
Nel says that if Pistorius had just done that, Steenkamp would be alive today