Oscar Pistorius is in deep mourning but despite the tragic circumstances he is certainly not suicidal, as has been rumoured
The family’s spokesperson, Oscar’s uncle, Arnold Pistorius, says Oscar has an excellent support structure in his family.
“From the moment we were first informed about the dreadful event of the early morning of 14 February 2013, we have worked hard to come to terms with the sad news of Reeva Steenkamp’s death and Oscar’s role in it.
“As a family it drew us closer together, supporting and encouraging each other, praying for Oscar – whom we love and who remains our son, brother and nephew. We have all been deeply affected by what transpired.
“Oscar, broken as he currently is, believes he has a purpose in life and is working towards that. Media reports to the contrary are untrue,” says Arnold Pistorius.
While the family doesn’t deny that Oscar’s legal expenses are massive and that he has sold off some of his investments, including his racehorses, Arnold says Oscar will evaluate the cost situation on a day-to-day basis and make decisions as required.
“We are acutely aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of a long road to prove that, as we believe, Oscar never intended to harm Reeva Steenkamp. We also realise that the law must run its course, and we respect this process.
“As a family, we remain confident that this will prove to have been a terrible and tragic accident, which has changed many lives forever.
“Of course Oscar will never be the same, having to live with the knowledge that he caused the death of the woman he loved, but he is coping as best he can with the support of his loved ones,” Arnold Pistorius says.