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Leak to Media Regarding Oscar Pistorius’ Private Memorial for Reeva Steenkamp: 26 – 02 – 2013

HOLDING STATEMENT  LEAK TO MEDIA REGARDING OSCAR PISTORIUS’S PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REEVA STEENKAMP Pretoria, South Africa, February 26, 2013 This statement is released in response to a leak to the media regarding a planned private memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius, will hold a private memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp at the house of his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, …

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Oscar Pistorius Complies with Bail Conditions: 25 – 02 – 2013

MEDIA RELEASE OSCAR PISTORIUS COMPLIES WITH BAIL CONDITIONS SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 25, 2013   The bail conditions of Oscar Pistorius do not specifically state that he has to report to Pretoria’s Brooklyn Police Station. Pistorius met with officials at Correctional Services, to discuss visitation procedures. A copy of the bail conditions, obtained from Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair’s office, shows …

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Holding Statement – Carl Pistorius: 24 – 02 – 2013

HOLDING STATEMENT   CARL PISTORIUS   SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 24, 2013   Kenny Oldwage, attorney of the Pistorius family, has confirmed that Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, faces charges of culpable homicide after a 2008 road accident, in which a woman motorcyclist sadly lost her life. Following the accident, culpable homicide charges were brought against Carl …

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Oscar’s Family Experience Sense of Relief After Bail is Granted : 23 – 02 – 2013

MEDIA RELEASE     OSCAR’S FAMILY EXPERIENCE SENSE OF RELIEF AFTER BAIL IS GRANTED  SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 23, 2013 Oscar Pistorius’ family and friends experienced a sense of immense relief at hearing that Oscar had been granted bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court late on Friday afternoon. “This constitutes a moment of relief under these otherwise very grave circumstances” …

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Pistorius Family Twitter Accounts Hacked: 23 – 02 – 2013

MEDIA RELEASE PISTORIUS FAMILY TWITTER ACCOUNTS HACKED SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 23, 2013   It is most unfortunate that during this sensitive time, someone would choose to hack into Oscar Pistorius older brother, Carl Pistorius’ Twitter handle. Carl did not tweet this afternoon, out of respect to Oscar and Reeva. We are busy cancelling all the social media sites for …

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Statement of Bail Granted: 22 – 02 – 2013

Media Release South Africa, Pretoria, February 22, 2013  Arnold Pistorius, uncle of Oscar Pistorius said after the decision: “Although we are obviously relieved that Oscar has been granted bail, this is still a very sad time for the family of Reeva and for us.  We are grateful   that the Magistrate recognised the validity and strength of our application.  As the …

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Oscar Pistorius – Heads of Argument

Attached below are the Defence’s Heads of Argument in the Oscar Pistorius Bail Hearing: http://oscarpistorius.com/downloads/Oscar-Pistorius-Heads-of-Argument.pdf  

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Oscar Pistorius and the Granting of Bail

By Pierre de Vos – Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town The circumstances under which a court may grant bail to an accused person charged with a heinous crime are widely misunderstood in South Africa. Although the rules around the granting of bail are relative strict if compared to many other constitutional democracies, a …

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Oscar’s Family Patiently Waiting for Bail Hearing Outcome: 21 – 02 – 2013

“Oscar Pistorius and his family fully respect the bail hearing process and the sequence of events leading up to this point. They understand it is in the full interest of justice that the process associated with the bail application be followed in its entirety”, said Arnold Pistorius, uncle of Oscar Pistorius and family spokesperson, this afternoon. Magistrate Desmond Nair closed …

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What My Son Taught Me about Oscar Pistorius

By Cynthia Falardeau – Executive Director of The Education Foundation   The first time I saw Oscar Pistorius run, I was captivated. Witnessing him caused me to jump up and down. My 10-year-old son, an amputee since the first week of his life, calmly commented, “Mom, he’s just a man!” I suppose that should have curbed my enthusiasm. But to see …

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