Bad week for Oscar’s new love

2014-03-09 06:00

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While Oscar Pistorius was listening to the testimony of his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, his current love was sitting in a physiology class.

Leah Skye Malan (19), a first-year paramedics student at the University of Johannesburg, was revealed as Pistorius’ new girlfriend last week, just before he went on trial for murder.

Malan and Pistorius have been together for three months – the same length of time Reeva Steenkamp had been in her relationship with Pistorius.

Malan fled all the media attention and didn’t attend classes for a week. She only returned to the Doornfontein campus on Thursday, where her friends have closed ranks in an attempt to protect her.

It was a fellow student who photographed Malan and sold the image and the story of her new relationship to the British tabloid press.

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