Nel: So your eyes are now just sore.
Judge: Mr. Nel, I have been watching the witness for about 10 minutes, and his eyes are sore.
Nel: I am sorry, my lady.
OP: The police officer that placed it there, it was unlucky that it was not my version. I can't conceed my version.
Nel: When you armed yourself and you spoke to Reeva, what did you say?
OP: I told her to get down and phone the police.
Nel: If somebody did say that you whispered, then that person would be lying. Is that right?
Nel: Do you know who that person is? It is you.
Nel: That is what you stated in your evidence in chief.
Nel: Line 20, "Just as I left my bed, I whispered to Reeva to phone the police". Why are you trying to steer away from whisper?
OP: I am not trying to steer away, it was a low tone that I spoke to her.
Nel: We dealt with this on Friday at page 1741.
Nel: Where you said at line 3, you never whispered. My lady I apologise, I don't think the court has a hard copy of the record as yet.
Nel: Now, you were as convincing on Friday as you are today that you did not whisper. I just want to know why?
OP: I did not whisper, my lady. It would suit me, my lady.
Nel: It would not suit you.
OP: My lady, I would expect an answer from a low tone, then a whisper would could not have been heard.
OP: I am not trying to get something that will suit me.
NEl: We will argue it, I am more concerned with the fact that you denied that you whispered on more than one occasion, but said it in your evidence on chief.
Nel: On Friday, I never referred you to the record. Am I right?
OP: I am sorry, I do follow what you asked me?
Nel: Did I tell you on Friday, that when that happened that you used the words whisper. Why would you make that mistake?
OP: I probably meant in a low tone.
Nel: Remember, I think you are tailoring your evidence.
OP: my lady, if I was tailoring my evidence, I would tailor it to suit me.
Nel: Thinking as far as you arming yourself. There is one aspect before I get there. Reeva was awake when you woke up. And she spoke to you?
OP: I am not sure if I woke her up but she spoke to me.
Nel: You never said to her, "I am going to close the curtains"?
Nel: She never said that she was going to the bathroom?
Nel: Would you expect her not to say a thing when you get up in the middle of the night?
OP: I don't know what I would expect.
Nel: If I asked someone else, they would tell me, why not you?
OP: I don't know what to expect.
OP: I would not be able to say, what somebody would say in this situation.
Nel: If I argue that every reasonable person would ask you when you get up, what would you say?
Nel: If you get up somebody would ask "Where are you going"