Oscar’s new flame goes to ground

2014-05-11 15:00

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Leah Skye Malan, who apparently stole Oscar Pistorius’ heart over the December holidays, has temporarily quit her studies.

Malan has been missing from the University of Johannesburg’s Braamfontein campus, where she is studying to be a paramedic, for the past three months.

Her fellow students suspect she has gone into hiding in her family’s luxurious farmhouse just outside Potchefstroom, North West, to escape the media ­attention.

“I haven’t seen her on campus again after the latest media reports. She is not

attending lectures either,” a student said. “Leah is just lying low for a while.”

Malan found herself in the international spotlight earlier this year when her relationship with Pistorius (27) was revealed by British tabloid, The Sun.

Potchefstroom is abuzz over the relationship because Malan’s parents, Beverley-Ann and Andre, are well-to-do locals.

“I saw her at Die Akker, a centre in the town, earlier this year. But she?...?didn’t want to talk to anybody,” a resident said. “After we heard about her and Oscar, we haven’t seen her in town again.”

A source close to her family said Malan and Pistorius have known each other for “years”. She was still at high school when her family and the Pistoriuses met.

Her father is a property ­developer, and he and Pistorius’ uncle Arnold are friends. She met Oscar a few years ago in Namibia when the two families were holidaying together.

A close family friend says Andre ­Malan likes Oscar a lot, and there was speculation earlier that he would attend the trial, but none of the Malans have been seen there. They did not want Leah ­exposed to the media, the friend said.

The Pistorius family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess and Beverley-Ann did not respond to requests for ­comment.

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