Oscar's legal bill more than R1m - report

2013-03-02 10:42
Oscar Pistorius (Nelius Rademan, Beeld)

Oscar Pistorius (Nelius Rademan, Beeld)

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

Johannesburg - Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's legal costs during his week of detention probably amounted to up to R1.2m, a legal expert said in a report on Saturday.

Beeld quoted law professor Tom Coetzee as saying the week during which his bail application was heard, his legal costs were probably anything between R1m and R1.2m.

And, he added, that was a "very conservative" estimate.

"And this is only the beginning. Until his next court appearance, consultations will continuously take place.

"Then his trial starts, which will make the current bill look small," said Coetzee.

Beeld also reported on the Pistorius family's financial interests, saying the grandfather, Hendrik Pistorius, 95, started a mining business in 1944, which expanded into other businesses.

He and his sons currently own almost 120 companies actively doing business today, both locally and overseas.

Oscar and his brother, Carl, are co-directors in four of these companies, reported Beeld.

Oscar Pistorius is facing a murder charge after shooting dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day.

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

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.
Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius

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


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks must be 'more clinical' in quarters
Scotland braced for game of their lives
Lancaster: Rebuilding morale is tough
Lood is a tackling machine
Traffic Alerts

Passion is the name of the game. Love is not an intellectual study, but an experience from heart level. You have the tendency to...read more

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.