TV channel apologizes for Oscar Pistorius witness image

Updated: 05 March 2014 09:35 IST

South African TV channel apologized for broadcasting an image of a witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial after the woman requested that she not be shown.

Pretoria:

A South African TV channel has apologized for broadcasting an image of a witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial after the woman requested that she not be shown. (Pistorius pleads not guilty)

News channel eNCA says it used the picture of state witness Michelle Burger in a broadcast while she was giving testimony Tuesday. The channel says the photo was "sourced" from the website of the University of Pretoria, where Burger works as a lecturer. (Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner's life on the edge)

It said it was a "bad judgment call" to use the photo and apologized to the court, the parties and to Burger for an "unfortunate incident." A judge ruled last week that images of some witnesses could not be shown if they objected, as Burger did. The trial judge ordered an investigation. (Also read: Witness says she first heard screams then gunshots)

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