Pistorius: He will bounce back and be greater than ever, says his uncle

2013-02-21 00:00

OSCAR Pistorius’s uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said his nephew would never be able to work through his girlfriend’s death completely.

But he said he was confident he would bounce back and be greater than ever.

Arnold was interviewed by eNCA last night.

He said the tragic incident had been difficult for their family.

“The death of the beloved one is something you could never, never change. He [Oscar] will never be able to work through it completely. It’s just there forever. You’ll take it to your grave.”

He said Pistorius was still grieving, shocked and emotional.

Arnold told eNCA that Pistorius was spending lots of time reading his Bible, adding that Pistorius’s mother was a genuine Christian.

He said his nephew only started eating on Tuesday night.

“I don’t expect him to get over it even soon. He will have a tough time going forward.”

However, he said, knowing the character that Pistorius was, he would survive.

Arnold said the truth would prevail, and that the truth was that Pistorius had thought Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder.

He also denied claims in the media that Pistorius was violent, saying his nephew had always been a peacemaker.

“He looks tough. He looks like a superstar and holds himself in a public domain. But he’s actually a very, very kind and soft person.”

When asked if he saw Pistorius getting back to the track, Arnold said: “Oscar is able to work through this and the world will see a different Oscar. That’s for sure, nobody could be the same again… but he will bounce back and be greater than ever”.

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