Oscar hit on Reeva lookalike weeks after shooting

2014-07-20 09:10
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Pretoria - Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius stunned guests at a private party shortly after the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend when he openly hit on a Reeva Steenkamp lookalike.

According to the Sunday Times, the object of his attention was Kesiah Frank who bears an uncanny resemblance to his slain girlfriend. Frank, a blonde model, was an FHM cover girl and also holds a law degree.

The newspaper reported that fellow partygoers said Pistorius was drunk after having knocked back a few drinks and shooters. He then targeted Frank and only gave up after all his advances were rejected.

This comes after it emerged last week that Pistorius, who is on bail during a break in his trial, was evicted from the VIP section of a plush Johannesburg nightclub recently after an altercation with another patron, Jared Mortimer.

Mortimer said the sprinter, known internationally as the "Blade Runner", became aggressive and started poking him in the chest. He responded by pushing the double-amputee, who stumbled over a chair and fell to the ground, he said.

In a statement issued by the runner's uncle Leo Pistorius, the Pistorius family denied that the athlete had been the aggressor, accusing Mortimer of "peddling untruths designed for maximum attention and maximum damage".

While accusing Mortimer of being the aggressor, the family said that Pistorius' "being in a public space such as this, and thereby putting himself in a place where this kind of confrontation could take

The day after the altercation, Pistorius broke five months of silence on social media websites with a series of tweets on love and pain, including a quote from the Bible.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013.

He has told the court that he shot Steenkamp four times through a locked bathroom door in his apartment after mistaking her for an intruder. Prosecutors say he deliberately killed her after an argument.

As part of his bail conditions, he was initially ordered to abstain from alcohol consumption, but later successfully appealed for the ban to be lifted.

- News24
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