Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius should have taken the court into
his confidence by choosing to testify at his bail hearing, prosecutor Gerrie
Nel said as the athlete's bail application continued at the Pretoria
Magistrate's Court on Friday.
"He has the right," said Nel.
Pistorius could have given his version of the shooting of
his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, not just by an affidavit, and been tested on
his version of events.
Nel said Pistorius did not appreciate the seriousness of the
"I have not seen anywhere in his affidavit where he
says 'I caused a death'," he said.
Pistorius has denied deliberately shooting Steenkamp on 14 February
and has said he thought there was a burglar when he fired shots at a toilet
door, killing her.
He never said he "at least" caused Steenkamp's
death unlawfully, said Nel.
Pistorius has been charged with murder, which he denies.
Nel said that not volunteering to surrender his passport to
show he was not a flight risk showed "it was business as usual" for