Nel: Further, Mr. Van Der Merwe heard a woman talk from about 2am that morning. You heard her evidence?
Nel: That fits in with Reeva eating then?
Nel: All the references to works - medical works, the stomach would be empty after 6 hours. Why would there still be food in her stomach?
OP: I am not sure, my lady. I don't think me being awake has anything to do with Reeva's stomach contents.
OP: Mrs. Van Der Merwe said she heard a woman talking, she never said she heard a man talking.
Nel: Please answer the questions, you are not doing yourself any favours.
Nel: You just said, "I was sleeping, Reeva could have be eating"?
OP: I was sleeping, maybe she did eat. I can't comment, all I know is that we ate dinner after 7pm. I heard the evidence. That is when we ate, my lady.
Nel: You know that it is impossible for her to have eaten in your version?
OP: I think it is highly unlikely that she could have.
Nel: It is impossible, because the alarm would have been triggered.
OP: Reeva could have put the alarm off.
Nel: This is bad for your version.
OP: I can't see that she had eaten again, we ate at 7pm maybe for about half an hour. I don't have an explaination for what you have put to me.
Nel: I want to deal with something, it is important to just put to you or ask you. On your version of the events, Col. Van Rensburg, the first people that went upstairs?
OP: I don't remember who went up stairs first, my lady. I remember one of the police officers asked if any one else was in the house, he went upstairs.
OP: I am unable to say who went up first. He was one of the first members that went upstairs.
Nel: What you are saying is that you cannot deny then that he went upstairs first?
OP: All I can remember is that a police officer in civilian clothes went up first.
Nel: Can you deny that he went upstairs first?
OP: I cannot deny or confirm.
Nel: Now, can you deny and I will show you in the record that his focus was inter alia was on the fan in the position of the tri pod fan?
OP: No, I cannot deny it, my lady, I was not there.
Nel: In examination he was asked and his answer was that it was the fan.
OP: I cannot deny as I am not sure.
Nel: The photograph was shown by Mr. Roux.
Nel: My lady, it may take just a minute.
Nel: I will carry on with something until we find it.
Nel: Page 829 of the record, I will send a record across to you.
Nel: At the line 22, Main bedroom - as we did not know what we were going to find there.
Nel: Bottom of page 830, line 20 - Fan - metallic one, infront of the door.
Nel: Whilst you have that record with you.
OP: My lady, he says "we" went up.
Nel: Good, you picked that up.
Nel: Now, line 4, what did he focus on there? I will wait for you.
Nel: Watches, the trousers lying in front, the fan and the curtains that were open.
Nel: Photograph 856, was shown to Col. Van Rensburg at page 817, my lady.
Nel: From about line 18, put to him that "it did not accord to him, the fan was standing in front of the door, more right"