Pistorius, a former Olympian, has admitted he shot Steenkamp but claims that he mistook her for a burglar in the bathroom of his residence Feb. 14, 2013.
The trial was unexpectedly put on hold two weeks ago because one of the state's counsel members had a conflict with another case. Public holidays, including Good Friday on April 18, Family Day on April 21 and Freedom Day on April 27 also delayed proceedings.
Monday begins the seventh week of globally televised proceedings helmed by Judge Thokozile Masipa.
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