Oldwage argues that Steenkamp's dignity needs to be preserved.
Now Pistorius lawyer Oldwage counters the media's lawyer. He says the solution Ferreira proposes isn't a solution because Ferreira hasn't said how they'll decide what gets broadcast and what doesn't.
Media counsel Mr. Ferreira has arrived and will argue that the media should have access to Saayman's testimony. He proposes (on behalf of the media) that no evidence given by Saayman be broadcast (photographs etc). Rather than a live feed, he proposes that broadcast media be able to record the testimony and then compile a summary afterward for distribution.
Saayman apologizes for the inconvenience and delay he's caused. Saayman says he has three reasons not to broadcast his testimony. 1) The personal nature of findings made at an autopsy and the graphic detail of wounds described have potential to compromise the dignity of the deceased. He says it's his duty to preserve the dignity of the deceased. 2) It could harm the rights of Steenkamp's relatives 3) It goes against the good morals of society to make this sort of information available, especially to those vulnerable to the information such as children.
Court is back in session. Professor Saayman is on the stand to tell the court why he objects to live streaming his evidence.
While we wait for media counsel to arrive, members from the ANC Women's League have arrived in court to show their support for both Steenkamp and Pistorius' mother. Pistorius' mother died when he was a teenager. The National Freedom party also has members in court today. As with anywhere, courts in South Africa aren't supposed to be political and their presence is definitely interesting.
Roux says Dr. Stipp called the land line number for the guards at 3:15. Baba says Stipp did call and told him that he'd heard gun shots.
At 2:20 a.m. the guard tracker near Mr. Pistorius' house was activated.
Roux asks about a guard tracker that the guards activate to show that they'd done their patrol. Baba explains how it works. There's a guard track in front of Pistorius' house. The guards must activate it once an hour or it'll signal "failed patrol."
Roux begins cross-examination.
Nel asks if there were lights on in the house, Baba says yes. Nel has no further questions.
Baba also gave a statement to police, but he doesn't remember the captain's name.
Stander also said the security guards should make sure no cars were parked near Pistorius' house. Baba then left to call the police.
Mr. Stander told the security guards to call the police and an ambulance.
Baba's testimony is a bit disjointed. He's not very specific. The judge asks where Pistorius was "coming down" from. Baba says he means from the top floor of his house, down the stairs.
Nel asks Baba to clarify what he means by "coming down with Reeva." Baba says Pistorius was carrying Steenkamp.
Baba and two other security guards when back to the house. They saw Mr. Pistorius come down with Steenkamp. Baba says he was so shocked that for a few moments he couldn't even think.
Baba says he could tell from their faces that something was wrong.
Later, Mr. Stander and his daughter arrived.
Pistorius later called Mr. Baba but only cried on the phone.
Baba then drove to Pistorius' house. Baba says that Pistorius told him that "everything is fine" but Baba could see he was crying. He realized everything was not fine.
Baba contacted the guard with the pick-up truck so they could go investigate and he told the bike patrol guard to return to the scene to check that everything was OK. When they arrived near Pistorius' house Dr. Stipp was on his balcony and pointed towards Pistorius' house.
The security guard on bike patrol told Baba that he'd heard gun shots shortly after 3 a.m. Baba then received phone calls from two residents who'd heard gun shots.
Baba says the security guards have a land line phone as well as a cell phone which they can use to contact residents. He says that all the residents have the phone numbers to both phones.
Baba seems a bit nervous, he asks if he can drink some water from the bottle next to him.
Baba says one side of the estate's access gate is closed at 8 p.m. and all the gates are closed at 9 p.m.
Baba says Pistorius arrived at the estate a few minutes after Steenkamp got there. He greeted Mr. Pistorius who was on his cell phone.
Nel asks if Baba called Pistorius' house when Steenkamp arrived. Baba says he didn't call Pistorius because Steenkamp had already been to the house during the day.
Baba says Steenkamp arrived at Pistorius' house at 6 p.m. on February 13, 2013. She was alone.