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We’re now onto only the third day of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux tried ripping holes into first witness Michelle Burger’s testimony but it seemed as if the Pretoria lecturer was quite strong (though she did break down a bit later).

The State brought up a second witness, also a neighbour of the Paralympian’s, who testified to being kept awake in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year by a fight at a another house.

Burger’s husband, Charl Johnson is now on the witness stand.

12:03 Court adjourned until 14:00.

12:02 Court adjourns. Mapisa asks to see counsel in chambers.

12:01 Nel finished with witness. Roux says jokingly “I don’t know if I want to cross examine a boxer.” Roux asks for recess.

11:59 Bill paid, “I never spoke about it again,” says Lerena. Then heard stories after Reeva’s shooting that OP had shot him in the leg during Tasha’s incident. Corrected stories saying he wasn’t injured.

11:58 OP apologised profusely and asking if everyone was OK. OP asked Darren to “say it was you”. Darren said it was him. OP said there was too much media attention around him.

11:57 Not in rolex watches jured, but toe grazed, says Lerena. I was in shock, he says.

11:57 Shot went off the in restaurant, then there was complete silence.

11:55 Friend called Darren Fresco passed gu rolex watches n under the restaurant table. Darren said “I’m one up, there rolex watches ‘s a bullet in the chamber.” rolex watches Lerena saw movements, didn’t see the gun.

11:54 Lerena pointing out who was sitting where. OP was helping Lerena with a diet plan when they met at Tasha’s.

11:52 Pictures of Tasha’s being shown on the screen. Pictures from the interior with an arrow show where the men were seated. The photos show how close the tables are next to each other

11:49 Now onto day of the Tasha’s shooting. Lerena says he was in a group of friends, one of whom was OP.

11:49 Lerena sees OP as an “icon and legend in sport”. OP helped Lerena with a diet.

11:47 Met OP through his sponsor Daytona Group. Lerena met Oscar at a track day at Kyalami Race Track. A friend was racing that day. Lerena doesn’t object to image being shown.

11:46 Lerena is a professional boxer. He knows OP.

11:45 Nel says plans will be made to access the notes (Johnson and Burger’s) which will be made available to the defence.

11:44 Kevin Lerena called to the stand. He was in Tasha’s when Oscar let gun off under the table.

11:43 Court resumes. Johnson excused for now. Another witness will be brought up.

11:38 Mokonyane: Trial raises issues of violence against women and male domination. We must remember a woman was killed. It’s not clear whats going on, tweets Barry Bateman.

11:29 Johnson and legal counsel are all back.

11:28 A cricket bat, in a plastic evidence bag, has been brought into court.

11:05 Forget Oscar Pistorius what’s really on trial here is misogyny, writes Zoe Williams in the UK’s Guardian.