Pistorius holed out in luxury estate

2014-03-02 10:57
The house of Oscar Pistorius's uncle Arnold Pistorius in Waterkloof, Pretoria. (Rapport)

The house of Oscar Pistorius's uncle Arnold Pistorius in Waterkloof, Pretoria. (Rapport)

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Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius has been holed up at a sprawling family estate in the upmarket suburb of Waterkloof in Pretoria since being released on bail last year - an estate that reportedly boasts a triple-storied house with 24 rooms.

According to the Sunday Times, the mansion belongs to Pistorius's uncle, Arnold Pistorius, and was originally the Dutch Reformed Church rectory.

A security guard is posted at the entrance to the property - in a suburb considered “old money” - and safeguards the family’s privacy.

In the past week, Pistorius was seen leaving the house on a few occasions - always in the back of a vehicle, with a driver behind the wheel.

Pistorius did, however, stop to greet a Sunday Times photographer a few days ago. In a friendly tone he asked how long the photographer would be there and then said if he got hungry he should go to the “main house” to get something to eat.

Meanwhile, it was reported over the weekend that Pistorius has a new girlfriend. He reportedly met her while on holiday in Mozambique in December.

Pistorius is set to go on trial in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year.

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