I am shitting my pants for Oscar – supporter

2014-10-21 09:06

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There were mixed emotions from Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ supporters this morning, ahead of his sentencing in the North Gauteng High Court.

“This morning there is quite a lot of anxiety and mixed emotions,” supporter Kayla Nolan said.

“He must be pretty anxious this morning. To be honest, I am shitting my pants this morning for him, so I can’t imagine how he must feel.”

She said there was a lot of anxiety and mixed emotions from Pistorius’ supporters and the prayer group for him.

Nolan has been in court a few times since the start of the trial.

The 19-year-old has often gone to greet Pistorius during lunch and tea breaks.

She said she was thankful for the athlete’s family.

“Thank the Lord that he has a great family support system.”

Asked by a friend why media were interviewing her, Nolan said: “It’s probably because I’m disabled.”

Veronica Theron from Pretoria North, achieved her dream of touching her hero on Thursday, and the short, salt-and-pepper haired 55-year-old woman was outside the court again today to support Pistorius.

“I got up very early. The waiting is terrible,” she said.

“I feel for Oscar. I think he must be going through hell, it must be terrible.”

She said that when she met Pistorius in court last week, she told him she was thinking of him.

Theron said speaking to Reeva Steenkamp’s family was emotional.

“I think both families are feeling it, especially today. Whatever happens, I support Oscar.”

Theron was hoping the athlete would get community service.


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