Pray for me, says Oscar

2013-02-17 16:33
Oscar Pistorius leaving court (Supplied)

Oscar Pistorius leaving court (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Oscar Pistorius has been emotional in his police cell and asked for a minister to pray for him.

Security was tight at the Brooklyn Police Station, where the Olympic and Paralympic hero is being held on a charge of murdering his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday.

His bail hearing is scheduled to resume on Tuesday.

Journalists and photographers camped outside the police station for most of the day.

Police at the station only allowed his family to visit him.

According to a police source, Pistorius requested a minister to pray for him in his cell.

“I saw her (the minister) with her hands on his head praying for him.

"But he is definitely not getting any preferential treatment.

"He is alone in his cell, but that could be due to the fact that there are enough cells for each person,” added the source.

“I didn’t see any personal items in his cell.

"He’s being treated like everyone else.”

The source added that Pistorius was not in a good space. He was seen crying just before his legal team arrived on Sunday.

His legal team – including Advocate Barry Roux and attorneys Kenny Oldwage, Brian Webber and Andrew Fawcett – arrived earlier before visiting hours.
They declined to comment.

A little while later, Oscar’s sister, Aimee, arrived with a friend, carrying a plastic packet with food.

She would not comment.

She was later seen leaving with the same parcel as visitors are not allowed to deliver food to suspects.

An elderly woman, said to be his grandmother on his mother’s side, also visited Pistorius and gave him a fresh T-shirt.




 

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