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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’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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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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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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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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