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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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Statement from Ampie Louw – Coach of Oscar Pistorius

“I am still in shock following the heart-breaking events that occurred last week and my thoughts and prayers are with both of the families involved. I had spent some time with Reeva recently after being introduced to her by Oscar, giving her training tips and advice and she would often be at the track with me whilst Oscar was training. …

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The hermeneutics of scapegoating: Oscar Pistorius amidst the wolves

By Duncan Reyburn – reyburn.co.za – @duncanreyburn It’s quite strange to be so close to the centre of the media storm that surrounds Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial. What is stranger still is the sense of proximity that I feel to the man accused. I’ve known of Oscar for years — he went to the same school that I went to, and …

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Oscar’s family satisfied with bail hearing

Pretoria South Africa 20 February 2013 The Pistorius family is satisfied with the outcome of today’s proceedings with reference to Oscar Pistorius’ bail hearing. The investigating officer Hilton Botha confirmed during cross examination that the known ballistic and forensic evidence found on the scene where Reeva Steenkamp sadly lost her life was consistent with Oscar’s version of events that the …

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No time for cod explanations

Have you noticed the quantity of cod psychology that has been unleashed since the arrest of Oscar Pistorius? How the South African’s dangerously fast driving takes on a “darker hue” in the light of the alleged murder. Or could his pain at his mother’s death hint at something “troubled” in his psyche? We saw the same with Jimmy Savile (“he …

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Section 60 Bail Application Statement

IN THE REGIONAL COURT FOR THE REGIONAL COURT OF GAUTENG HELD AT PRETORIA In the matter between: THE STATE vs OSCAR LEONARD CARL PISTORIUS Accused STATEMENT IN TERMS OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 60(11) OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT, 51 OF 1977 I, the undersigned: OSCAR LEONARD CARL PISTORIUS do hereby make oath and state: I am an adult male …

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Statement from Mr Peet Van Zyl, from Oscar Pistorius’ management company: 17-02-2013

Following my visit to Oscar Pistorius this afternoon (Sunday) at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria I would like to issue this short statement. The nature of my visit today was two-fold. On a personal level I wanted to offer my support to Oscar, who I have known and worked with for the last seven years and consider a friend …

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Statement from Arnold Pistorius (uncle of oscar pistorius): 16-02-2013

As you can imagine our entire family is devastated, we are in a state of total shock – firstly about the tragic death of Reeva who we had all got to know well and care for deeply over the last few months. All of us saw at first hand how close she had become to Oscar during that time and …

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Statement from Oscar Pistorius’ Family and Management Company: 15-02-2013

Firstly, and most importantly, all our thoughts today must be with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms. These are now live and active legal proceedings which must be allowed to take …

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