Oscar’s WhatsApp message to Reeva: ‘Angel, please don’t say anything’

2014-03-24 16:07

Murder accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sent a message to his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, asking her “not to say a thing” about the gun incident at Tashas, the high court in Pretoria has heard.

“Angel, please don’t say a thing to anyone. Darren [Fresco] told everyone it was his fault. The guys promised they wouldn’t say anything,” Captain Francois Moller read from a WhatsApp message Pistorius sent to Steenkamp on January 11 2013 at 3.03pm.

Read: Oscar pleaded with friend to take blame for Tashas gun incident, boxer tells court

Moller extracted data from both Steenkamp’s and Pistorius’ iPhones found in the athlete’s home on February 14 that year. Pistorius is on trial for the premeditated murder of Steenkamp that day.

Pistorius is also charged with firing a gun in a public place – at Tashas restaurant in Melrose Arch, Joburg – in January 2013.

He allegedly asked his friend, Darren Fresco, to take the blame for the shot that went off.

Pistorius and Steenkamp exchanged a few messages, before she replied: “I won’t always think before I say something, just appreciate that I’m not a liar.”

As Moller read other, longer messages between the couple that revealed conflict between them, Pistorius bowed his head and cried quietly.

Pistorius has been charged with murder and contraventions of the Firearms Control Act. He allegedly fired the shot at Tashas and on September 30 2012, he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

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