Pretoria — Paralympian Oscar Pistorius started crying shortly after entering the Pretoria Magistrate's Court for his appearance on a charge of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Wearing a dark suit, he put his hands to his mouth and started crying after Magistrate Desmond Nair greeted him.
Top prosecutor Gerrie Nel stood nearby.
Nair told him to be calm, and Pistorius sat down.
His lawyer began proceedings with a discussion on the media coverage in the court.
Pistorius was arrested on Thursday after Steenkamp was shot dead in his home, at the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria, on Valentine's Day.