Pistorius too sad to train

2013-02-27 08:54
Oscar Pistorius (Themba Hadebe, AFP)

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Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius won’t be training for some time and there is no suggestion that he will be on the track again anytime soon.

Lunice Johnston, who has been appointed as the family’s official spokesperson, confirmed this to Beeld.

She said Pistorius was still finding himself “in a very sensitive time” after being accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and that he was not yet able to start training.

“Oscar is still in deep mourning and will absolutely not be able to start training soon,” said Johnston.

“He is still mourning for Reeva and in any case, out of respect for her parents, family and friends, who are also all still in mourning, he won’t train at this time.”

She said Pistorius was using the time between his release on Friday on bail and his next court appearance in June to strengthen family ties with relatives.

He is currently staying with his uncle Arnold Pistorius in Waterkloof, Pretoria, and had to present himself to authorities every Monday and Friday as per his bail conditions.

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