Oscar's absent father has money troubles

2014-03-16 15:35
(Alet Pretorius, AFP)

(Alet Pretorius, AFP)

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Johannesburg - While Oscar Pistorius is being represented by top advocate Barry Roux, who charges R50 000 a day, Henke Pistorius, the Paralympian's father, is sitting with a judgment of R50 000 against him after one of his companies failed to pay its creditors.

Henke is in Pretoria, a source told Rapport, but has yet to be seen in the North Gauteng High Court in the city, where his son is facing a murder charge.  

The trial, with Oscar being accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is heading into its third week.

Rapport says on his LinkedIn profile, Henke says he is a sustainability consultant at African Business Communities, a company with its head office in Haarlem in the Netherlands, and that he lives in Port Alfred.

Henke declined to comment on why he has been conspicuously absent from court.

All he told Rapport, was that he would be there at the end of the case.

Close family members say after Oscar’s legs were amputated when he was a very young child, Henke’s relationship with his wife, Sheila, deteriorated.

The family member added that Henke never really give any attention to Oscar.

Meanwhile, Henke’s acquaintances in Port Alfred told City Press's Lubabalo Ngcukana he is a "party animal" with an eye for young women.
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