Oscar finds a new love as ex prepares to testify against him

2014-03-02 08:34

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

It was a tropical holiday romance for Oscar Pistorius and Leah Skye Malan, who was revealed this weekend to be the Paralympian’s new girlfriend.

Pistorius, who goes on trial tomorrow for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, met Malan while on holiday in the Mozambique resort of Inhambane in December.

Malan (19) is a first-year student paramedic at the University of Johannesburg and hails from Potchefstroom, where her father, Andre, owns an estate agency.

A holiday maker in Inhambane at the time told City Press’ sister newspaper, Rapport, that Pistorius and Malan kept things discreet while they were together.

Meanwhile, Pistorius’ former girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, will this week fly to Joburg from her Cape Town home to testify about his obsession with guns.

Taylor, whose 18-month relationship with the Paralympian ended shortly before he began seeing Steenkamp, is one of 107 witnesses on the prosecution’s list.

Samantha Taylor and her mother, Trish.

A source close to the Pistorius family said Taylor was “obviously” on the witness list because she is Pistorius’ former girlfriend. The source also said Taylor would “probably” testify about Pistorius’ fondness for guns, but said the family was not concerned about her testimony.

Asked why, the source said: “Wait and see.”

Despite the family’s apparent lack of concern, Taylor’s testimony is believed to be explosive.

» Get City Press today for the full story.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.