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Not a Day Passes that Oscar does not Mourn for Reeva

STATEMENT BY PISTORIUS FAMILY PRETORIA, 11 APRIL   Oscar, and the Pistorius family, are deeply disturbed by the tone of a number of recent reports in the South African tabloid press as well as commentary on various social media platforms. The disregard that is being shown by some – specifically those commenting via social media – for the profound pain …

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Media Teams Hand Over to Pistorius Family

HOLDING STATEMENT MEDIA TEAMS HAND OVER TO PISTORIUS FAMILY SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG MARCH 9 2013   Following the tragic incident at Oscar Pistorius’ house on the morning of 14th February 2013, the Pistorius family appointed Vuma Reputation Management as their media team and advisor, to assist the family in dealing with the volume of queries and requests from across the …

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Pistorius Family Distances Itself from Henke Pistorius’ Comments in UK Newspaper

PISTORIUS FAMILY DISTANCES ITSELF FROM HENKE PISTORIUS’S COMMENTS IN UK NEWSPAPER South Africa, Pretoria, March 4 2013  Oscar Pistorius’s family is deeply concerned about the comments made by Oscar’s father, Henke Pistorius, to UK newspaper the Telegraph about the family using its weapons to defend themselves against crime in South Africa, and especially about his comments that the ANC government …

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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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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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