Oscar finds a new love as ex prepares to testify against him

2014-03-02 08:34

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It was a tropical holiday romance for Oscar Pistorius and Leah Skye Malan, who was revealed this weekend to be the Paralympian’s new girlfriend.

Pistorius, who goes on trial tomorrow for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, met Malan while on holiday in the Mozambique resort of Inhambane in December.

Malan (19) is a first-year student paramedic at the University of Johannesburg and hails from Potchefstroom, where her father, Andre, owns an estate agency.

A holiday maker in Inhambane at the time told City Press’ sister newspaper, Rapport, that Pistorius and Malan kept things discreet while they were together.

Meanwhile, Pistorius’ former girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, will this week fly to Joburg from her Cape Town home to testify about his obsession with guns.

Taylor, whose 18-month relationship with the Paralympian ended shortly before he began seeing Steenkamp, is one of 107 witnesses on the prosecution’s list.

Samantha Taylor and her mother, Trish.

A source close to the Pistorius family said Taylor was “obviously” on the witness list because she is Pistorius’ former girlfriend. The source also said Taylor would “probably” testify about Pistorius’ fondness for guns, but said the family was not concerned about her testimony.

Asked why, the source said: “Wait and see.”

Despite the family’s apparent lack of concern, Taylor’s testimony is believed to be explosive.

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