Friend: Oscar kept saying it was a mistake

2013-02-18 08:52
Oscar Pistorius (File, AP)

Oscar Pistorius (File, AP)

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

Video

Statement from Pistorius' family

2013-02-18 09:31

Watch Oscar's uncle Arnold Pistorius give the official family statement strongly refuting claims that the athlete intentionally murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.WATCH

kalahari.com

Pretoria - A neighbour and friend of Oscar Pistorius has revealed how he called her early on Valentine’s Day morning, frantically asking her to come to the house.

The woman, who was not identified, lived in the same Silver Woods complex in Pretoria with her parents and was said to be a lawyer, reported the Sunday Tribune.

She said Pistorius was frantic on the phone and said something had gone horribly wrong and that there had been a shooting.

The woman said she rushed over and as she opened the door to his home, she saw the Paralympian carrying Reeva Steenkamp’s blood-soaked body down the stairs.

He put Steenkamp’s body between them on the floor and they tried to stop the bleeding.

The woman said they couldn’t do anything to save Steenkamp’s life and that she was pronounced dead by paramedics a little while later.

The woman said she tried to console Pistorius, who kept telling her it was a mistake and that he hadn’t meant to do it. He told her he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

According to Tribune sources, the paralympian told police he was awoken by noises that seemed to come from the bathroom.

He reached for the pistol at his bedside and fired the fatal shots through the bathroom door.

The woman has joined a long list of witnesses questioned by police.

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

- News24
Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
194 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Inside News24

 
/Wine
 

You HAVE to see this MTB Tsunami Fip!

You might not know what a Tsunami Flip is, but just watching this will turn your eyes into saucers. Check out this first-ever MTB Tsunami Flip in contest here.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Mountain unicycling – say WHAT?
Bear Grylls’ top 10 things kids should do outdoors
Top tips to ensure you’re running right
Stand-up paddle boarding a great workout

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Power and leadership are emphasized today. It is important to strategize and delegate well otherwise you may end up with too much...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.