Well, never say never. I can imagine tht no defense attorney would ever willingly put his client up on the stand - it gives the prosecutor the opportunity to twiat him up and make him look bad.<quoted text>A defendant should never take the stand. Ever.
However, in the Pistorius case, this may be necessary. The evidence supplied thus far have been very convincing and Oscar is indeed in big trouble. He, of course, has the right to silence, but is it a right they want to exercise now?