The Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has invited some fresh troubles to his name as he has now been accused of faking tears and emotions so that he can avoid tough questions about the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by prosecution.
The second week of testimony in the murder trial began today.
Frustrated with Pistorius’s frequent crying in the witness box, prosecutor Gerrie Nel toughened his questioning and accused the Paralympic star of crocodile tears.
Nel asked Pistorius if he was faking emotions in a bid to escape the situation.
“Mr Pistorius, you’re not using your emotional state to escape, are you?” he said after the athlete broke down under questioning on one of several occasions today.