Cops mum on Pistorius phone records

2013-03-04 08:47

Johannesburg - Police refused to comment on Monday on the investigation into the murder of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly by her paralympian boyfriend Oscar Pistorius.

"The investigative team is working really hard on evidence from all aspects of the case," Brigadier Phuti Setati said.

"Police and investigators would like to be given space to conduct a thorough investigation."

Setati said he could not comment on an Eyewitness News report that there was no evidence that rugby player Francois Hougaard sent Steenkamp a text message that night, which some media have reported enraged Pistorius.

EWN also reported that the three cellphones found at Pistorius's house were last used at 20:00 the night before the shooting, and that one of them was used again the next morning to call paramedics.

The Hawks reportedly subpoenaed the cellular networks to obtain the cellphone records.

Pistorius was granted bail of R1m last month with a number of conditions attached. His next court appearance is on 4 June.

Steenkamp was cremated in a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth on 19 February.

  • Paul De la Rey - 2013-03-04 08:50

      angelanair3 - 2013-03-04 09:06

      Double yawn!!! When are we gonna give this damn story a rest - until the trial! News24 - there is news out there - other people on the planet! Open a site for Oscar fans please? As the song say "moving on"......

      job.steven.334 - 2013-03-04 09:35

      @angelanair3, you're are 100% right, there are a lot of things they can write about other than this,

      Zuljin01 - 2013-03-04 09:37

      @Angela...... Boring, but yet you still take time to comment ?

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2013-03-04 09:43

      If its so boring, dont open the articles, and then at least you wont have to leave a BORING comment!!!

      Stacey Botha - 2013-03-04 12:34

      Go yawn somewhere else if you are so bored, yet not bored enough to type out a comment.

      Vienna Iradian - 2013-03-05 03:11

      yawn....? Why don't we read about Reeva being involved with Oscar because of his money and status? Was that not the reason her 'JHB father...ha ha' took her with him the night she met/ 'caught' Oscar?

  • john.loveland.9 - 2013-03-04 08:56

    News24 just want to report that we have nothing to report

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-04 09:00

      WAHAHAHAHAHA.just shot coffee out my nose!hahaha

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-04 09:03

      the thumbs down is for the coffee.

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-04 09:17

      you sir have made my day!

      Vicky Mwende Sidler - 2013-03-05 13:00

      That's never stopped anyone in the news, apparently :P

  • Mongezi Alfred - 2013-03-04 09:05

    dey hv 2work hard! de world want justice 2b done!

  • erich.goosen - 2013-03-04 09:11

    Please allow the investigating team sufficient time to conduct their examination. Too many errors have already been made due to statements made by the investigating officers under pressure.

      sue.viljoen.7 - 2013-03-04 20:43

      I agree - they need space to make more mistakes now

  • Nate Smithers - 2013-03-04 09:13

    Mom is that you?

  • r.mashigo - 2013-03-04 09:22

    Gee whiz News24 are like wolves vying for Oscar's blood. Chill guys. How's the weather?

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-04 09:24

      hot in cape town.

  • Ngoni Mantiziba Stubbs - 2013-03-04 09:28

    news 24 please, your reporting is better than the above.

      briantebogo - 2013-03-04 10:57

      No it's not.

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  • ANASKA - 2013-03-04 09:49

    If they have nothing to say THEN DO NOT ISSUE A STATEMENT - pathetic!! BORING

  • bheki.dladla.756 - 2013-03-04 10:02

    ok ok ok, moving right along.............!!! lets rather wait for the 4th of JUNE please "NEWS 24" yrrrrrr

  • richard.young.1253236 - 2013-03-04 10:06

    On the other side of the coin, what might the twittering classes say if all went absolutely quiet until the case? News24, just carrying on doing your real best in bringing information to the people.

  • Sonja Scheepers Henning - 2013-03-04 10:14

    You guys should rather be trying to get the death sentence back than to keep on rolling on Oscars issues!!!!! Will be better to get rid of all the murderers and rapists!

  • flynn.govender - 2013-03-04 10:23

    Media - Let the investigating officers do their job because all the evidence will finally come out in court. Speculations mostly lead to propaganda which is totally unfair to Oscar & Reeva's family

      Xolelwa Liwani - 2013-03-04 19:35

      Its true

      Kurt Paul Abrahams - 2013-03-08 20:45

      No speculation about shooting reeva through a closed door tho :/

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2013-03-04 10:39

    Delene I support Oscar 100%, what you gonna do about it? Stay strong Oscar, thus too will pass!!!!

  • jcistheman - 2013-03-04 11:00

    News24 are so desperate for an Oscar fix they are now bringing us stories of what people are not saying.....

  • Carmen Coetzee - 2013-03-04 11:30

    hey the mec was robbed of his cell phone (byablackman) alongside his bodyguard lol very ol in nov and the robber got 8y!!!!!!#justbecauseheisamec#

  • Kunex Fano Tsaino - 2013-03-04 11:33

    Oscar trial and the media speculations ai we tie already

  • Tshepo Maganedisa - 2013-03-04 11:50

    No story here

  • Derrick Legg - 2013-03-04 12:05

    Her joburg dad said he received sms at 10.30pm from Reeva ???

      German Mazokera - 2013-03-04 20:08

      Where is that fone which send the sms at 10:30pm.

  • T-bos Man - 2013-03-04 13:17

    From the time this article was published till now, how many people have lost their lives?

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-04 17:29

    Maybe they are still negotiating for their names to be on the family's payroll!

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-04 18:45

    And here I was thinking it was Botha's mother.

      WildCatSal - 2013-03-05 00:33

      Gerald, my exact thoughts when reading the headline .. Tsk Tsk!

  • Prangsuda Oudomsuk - 2013-03-04 21:22

    I'm an expat, who has been following this circus. Shame on the media for making this a marketing and sales agenda, even more shameful is the south African public, so quick to judge others and make ignorant comments without facts, why bother having a trial just pull Oscar onto the street and stone him you annoying, simple minded hypocrites! Does it make you feel good to see others fall? Do you get a kick from seeing others in turmoil, as it takes away the feelings of self loathing that you have for yourselves? Stop posting half wit comments and focus on changing your aggressive and moronic attitudes.

      eric.summers.9406 - 2013-03-05 01:08

      Sal foaming again - where do you get off telling people they cant comment on News24 - wake up to reality!

      Kurt Paul Abrahams - 2013-03-08 20:38

      Sorry we do not support these actions,fact number 1 he killed an innocent female who was supportive to her family,an if you been the expert you claim to be,you would understand that a lot of south africans feel dissapointed at his iresponsible actions number 1 an feel that his story is hard to swollow,so you can join team kissing ass cause you clearly have a 1 sided perspective of what is goin on!

  • Naomi Botha - 2013-03-04 22:16

    Seriously,as so many people say,we dont need to know everything thats going on with oscar. We do have lives and there are far more important stories than tthis.

  • Lisa Brown - 2013-03-12 00:49

    really, how would the ex know whether or not she locked the door? i would lock the door when I was living with a male, to make sure he never walked in (or the kids) incase I'm doing a s*** or putting a t***** in. Last thing you want is someone walking in on you,that's just the norm. Reality is when you in a r'ship why was she texting all her ex's anyway. Jealousy is a norm part of life, was she intentionally trying to p*** him off, playing mind games,not like she had kids with any ofher ex's (as her bf said she just wanted 2b famous). I'd say his fears were real. I myself have thought my kids where elsewhere, when in fact they have given me a fright as they where somewhere else, or even I've heard noises thinking 'who or what the hell was that' and it was the kids in the other room when I thought they were in bed. Who hasn't experienced at some stage. Hell this is SA! Shocking behaviour on her behalf! with the world at his feet and coming from a good background, he doesn't fit the profile of a murderer. And if Reeva was alive, I'm sure she wouldn't wish this upon him. Its appalling unless you've walked in someone elses shoes, you have no idea how real suicidal is....everyone knows lawyers aint cheap. And with all his income (sponsors) withdrawn of course that is stress in its own, let alone the multimillion legal fees. Get real people. Guess Reeva's ex must have felt inadequate knowing he had legs and Oscar didn't. Reeva sounds like a user! How's that a nice girl!

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