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Oscar Pistorius assets presented to court

2013-02-23 08:47

Pretoris - A look at the assets of Oscar Pistorius, laid out in an affidavit by the athlete and presented to court after he was charged with premeditated murder in the 14 February shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was granted R1m bail and freed from custody on Friday pending trial.

PROPERTY

Pistorius says he owns three houses and a vacant plot in South Africa worth a total of approximately R8.3m. He stated that the house he lives in and where the fatal shooting of Steenkamp took place is worth approximately R5m.

Pistorius listed that house, in a gated community in the eastern suburbs of the South African capital, Pretoria, as his main residence.

The athlete also said that he had two other properties located within another Pretoria estate and with a combined value of R1.5m. He also owns a vacant plot  near Cape Town, worth around R1.6, he said.

MOVABLE ASSETS

Pistorius says his "movable" assets include household furniture and effects, cars and jewelry and are worth in excess of R475 000.

EARNINGS

Pistorius says he has an annual income of approximately R5.6m. He did not give further details in his affidavit of where exactly the earnings came from.

CASH

Pistorius says he has "cash investments" in excess of R1m, with various banks in South Africa.

Comments
  • Sarah - 2013-02-23 08:52

    NEWS24 - there's a world outside.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-23 08:57

      Yet here we are...ok I'm outta here...

      MJ - 2013-02-23 09:15

      How is this any different to what the Magistrate already told us yesterday, or what Oscar included in his statement? Recycling old news is not news, its just recycled news... and annoying. *Before any bright spark asks, the McLaren he has is on loan, he has not taken delivery of his ordered one - hence it is not listed. Good chance the order shall be cancelled given his unexpected loss of income. The house in Italy the State comically tried to prove ownership of by way of irrefutable evidence in the form of a Sarie magazine (?), was only a place the town gave him exclusive use of during his prolonged stay while training. He does not own it. Here's looking forward to an Oscar free news day!

      alexander.muller.16718979 - 2013-02-23 09:50

      Shocked by the amount of people that voted "The decision to grant Oscar Pistorius bail" as fair. 75%! WTF is wrong with this country? This was no accident! His supporters cheering in court, how f'ing disrespectful! Did they forget he shot and killed someone? Accident or not, have some respect and decency!

      mapepaki - 2013-02-23 10:31

      There are also grieving parents out there Sarah, gavin, mj have a little respect for them. Is that because your boytjie got bail its all over. No way guilty as sin he is.

      Justin - 2013-02-23 10:33

      @Alex. You may not like it, nor do I, but you have to respect the rule of the court, if you listened to the bail decision then you would understand. He will serve time, after the trial, but the state didn't satisfy their requirements and his lawyers did, on a higher benchmark under level 6. Very NB Court, always look at the conditions that can be set with bail in the particular circumstances, the fact that he can be randomly checked for alcohol etc means at virtually anytime he has to present himself to a policestation or clinic.

      liam.dafydd - 2013-02-23 10:33

      News24: What is the colour of his onderbroek?

      andynct - 2013-02-23 12:55

      @Alex On the poll they agreed that it was fair not whether they agreed that he should get bail. Jub-Jub was given bail.

  • jacques.walker.16 - 2013-02-23 08:57

    Agree, Sarah, I think this has been dragged out enough.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-23 10:26

      Someone was murdered dammit

  • marlene.black.9809 - 2013-02-23 08:57

    Why is this of interest?

      Santa Prinsloo - 2013-02-23 09:49

      Agree. Does it really matter?

      mapepaki - 2013-02-23 10:28

      Are you talking about the loss of life, of course it matters, you are being a 'devil may care big deal' if it is of no interest to you DON't read it.

  • jacques.walker.16 - 2013-02-23 08:58

    SOS, Same old ....

  • KallieHBal - 2013-02-23 08:59

    This is really OLD news. Fine something new to write about.

  • sam.makua.10 - 2013-02-23 09:00

    Of all the rubbish that u have reported on, this 1 takes the cake. What a loutta nonsense

  • deon.vantonder.77 - 2013-02-23 09:02

    Really, cars and jewelery worth abot R475.00, and what about the MacLaren he bought for himselve about 2 months ago?

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 09:19

      I also laughed when I heard that amount. R475k is cheap Merc these days. Remember in the one of the glowing affidavits some person spoke of their mutual love of cars. What a farce. I hope the State investigates these absurd asset claims.

      Zuljin01 - 2013-02-23 09:31

      I quote ... "excess of R475 000". Does that not mean MORE than R475 000 ???

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2013-02-23 12:18

      In excess of R475 k is a far cry from in excess of R2.5 million, don't you think?

      Tuner - 2013-02-23 12:19

      Well, R475000 comes nowhere near R3.5 mil for a MacLaren.

      andynct - 2013-02-23 12:21

      Exactly! The 3.5mil car not included or declared? http://www.iol.co.za/sport/athletics/pistorius-buys-a-r3-5m-car-1.1454996#.USiXDZY7uSo

  • john.botges - 2013-02-23 09:04

    Oscar might as well transfer all his assets to his defense team. By the end of his trial he will owe them much more than that. At least he will still be alive. Much more than Reeva got out of this relationship

  • deon.behrens.3 - 2013-02-23 09:06

    and your point with this info is ?????...aaaaah spacefiller !

  • Natasha Knipe-Carelse - 2013-02-23 09:07

    News24 can we get some info on the current status on the Anene case now? Your site is becoming boring, tasteless and unpredictable. Think I'll log in again June 4th.

  • Juanita Nysschen - 2013-02-23 09:08

    So are they renaming Pretoria to Pretoris?! Sies man News24 check your spelling before you submit! By the way about a month ago a woman was raped and killed in Cradock. They slit her throat, no mention of that in any newspapers!!

      comurray - 2013-02-23 12:30

      She was not a card carrying member of the ANC.

  • timothy.crowley.14 - 2013-02-23 09:13

    I would get the SARS involved...somethings fishy, lawyers remover memory sticks and papers from a crime scene....hmmmm something to hide i'm sure!

  • Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-23 09:13

    The most important thing I have learned out of this, is to tell my partner when I'm going to the toilet. Its not a joke, but I still don't believe his story!!

  • mine.whitey - 2013-02-23 09:13

    give him a break, how many husbands, fiances have killed their partners? weren't they offered bail of about R1000 or so? why his so much? famous or not treatment should be the same.

      Joleen Abdo Dippenaar - 2013-02-23 09:26

      Just look at Don Steenkamp, the youngster who was the only survivor, after his father, mother and sister were brutally murdered. All evidence points to him and forensics reveal the sister was raped. He was released on R5000-00 bail. Then there's the case of Chanel Henning, all points to her ex, over a custody battle of their son! His still a free man!!!

      Daniel - 2013-02-23 09:39

      Agree. The state evaluates the assets and then decides. Sad in all respect.

      robyn.wynne - 2013-02-23 09:48

      It's supposed to be relative to what you earn. Like tax. So R1million to Oscar is equal to R5000 to a poorer person, obviously.

  • Sthere Dlamini - 2013-02-23 09:13

    what do his assets have to do with this...? Did we move from murder to having a corruption case overnight?

      Phindani Mreiks Zethi - 2013-02-23 09:19

      That's a good you made. I mean is this some kind of strategic way to get away with a murder case.

      Phindani Mreiks Zethi - 2013-02-23 09:24

      That's a good point you made.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 09:25

      The reason the assets were mentioned is so that Magistrate Nair could set an appropriate bail amount. Poor people don't get bails of R1m because they cannot afford it. The bail amount should be set at an affordable level, but high enough so that the accused has reason to return to court.

  • Mmatho Alpheus - 2013-02-23 09:14

    It worked in his favour

  • sandra.johnstone.56 - 2013-02-23 09:16

    What about his Mclaren sports car, that he proudly flaunted a month ago?

      Michael Demesmaeker - 2013-02-23 09:26

      That was sponsored to him, not his property..

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-23 09:29

      Michael I disagree he said in an interview with a photo of him and his car it was time to spoil myself after the athletics!!!

      Daniel - 2013-02-23 09:41

      Sorry dear, he could afforded, others are not in a position to flaunted. Wishing what others have, is not an objective.....

      ssavels - 2013-02-23 11:04

      Sandra apparently he ordered one and it arrived January 22, 2013 - list price is $265,000. US dollars - but he did not list it on his assets

      shakes.mailula - 2013-02-23 18:24

      can people get their facts straight with the McClaren, he doesn't own. This is starting to be annoying!

  • johannes.seanego.14 - 2013-02-23 09:21

    We the public got nothing to do with his money and properties, let him face what he did, finish n klaar

      Twolips - 2013-02-23 13:34

      The only sensible comment here.

  • r.mashigo - 2013-02-23 09:28

    So? What exactly are you trying to say? That you want some of his money in your bank account too? He's not being charged by SARS, so why do want to dig into his pockets?? Such a meanie arent you

  • Michael Demesmaeker - 2013-02-23 09:29

    Sorry, remind me again how the total of his assets have anything to do with whether it was premeditated or an accident? Pretty sure this has nothing to do with anyone else!

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-23 09:33

      This is the only way they could have known of what amount of bail we talking of. Otherwise they could have said 20000.

  • Maluxion Nketle - 2013-02-23 09:30

    I don't think he has declared all his assets,Oscar lot of assets worth more than presented at the court.His overseas deals pay him in dollars not rands.No wonder he always cries he knows that when he goes to jail his career will also go to jail,and again I don't think that oscar is so sorry about this murder he is so sorry for himself and less to do with Reeva's death.

      kwassie.modo - 2013-02-23 10:24

      2 words...offshore account

      Tinabtlr - 2013-02-23 10:49

      His income is dependent on his ability to compete in athletics on an international level. Without that he will have no income. At least he obtained his money legally, which is more than what can be said about a lot of other criminals currently behind bars. So, as a matter of fact, his comment is correct: If he goes to jail, his career will also go to jail. However, he should have thought about that before acting like a vigilante, because due to that fact his career is now over.

  • peanutcluster - 2013-02-23 09:31

    I think the McLaren is sponsored and he doesn't own it. Let justice take its course. Lets wait till the state makes its case and lets not prejudge till all the facts have been presented objectively.

  • karen.nortje.9 - 2013-02-23 09:33

    seriously....old news already!!

      mapepaki - 2013-02-23 11:19

      Karen, why is it old news, because it wasn't one of your family murdered, DON'T read it. People like you make my blood boil.

  • Phumelela Bulunga - 2013-02-23 09:33

    Ok now we know he has got it all but i still wonder why he killed his girlfriend? Because if he was tired of her he should have done the most simplest thing, dump her. I pray to God Almighty to stengthen her family and her friends.

  • Daniel - 2013-02-23 09:33

    Allow the man to prepare his argument and lets trust that the man is saying the truth. Only 2 people know exactly what and how it happen, 1 already gone, and no one can ever speak in her behalf, the other needs to justify his case and justice will apply where is necessary. Pre-judging the man at this stage is unjust. Lets be realistic.

      Pieter Verhoef - 2013-02-23 11:58

      Daniel, I think you have a brilliant stance on the matter. It is amazing how many people can judge better than qualified officials, how many people know he is lying under oath about his net worth and income. We are living in a sick world!!!

      nadia.kavanagh.98 - 2013-02-23 15:12

      Wise words Daniel. Oscar has been crucified before he has had time to defend himself.

  • maraisl - 2013-02-23 09:36

    Pretoris?? Where is that? Like a typo in the first word.....this is hardly news

  • vanrooyenmara - 2013-02-23 09:36

    So?

  • marinda.burger - 2013-02-23 09:39

    So why should we know this?

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 09:44

      I don't know why news24 is publishing it but it was all stated yesterday after he was granted bail. The Magistrate needed to know how much he was worth to set the bail amount.

  • Morris Ngobeni - 2013-02-23 09:40

    i see sars sensing an opportunity here! Everyone wants a share of his wealth!

  • Piet_Hannibol - 2013-02-23 09:41

    What about the mclaren?

  • brenda.yelvertonburns - 2013-02-23 09:41

    His sponsorships alone were to the value of R17 million per annum. Where is all that money sitting???

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 09:48

      Note that the assets above do not include "Investments" such as equity or shares. I am sure he has quite an impressive portfolio of shares.

      Pieter Verhoef - 2013-02-23 11:47

      Come on PLEASE!!!!!! WTF do you know about what he is worth? Do you really think he would put his case in jeopardy to lie about his income under oath and only to be guilty of another crime?? Sothat Brenda can expose him for lying about his income, no investigation needed, just as Brenda, call the court and tell them you know more than the investigation officials assigned to finetooth comb his whole life!!And what the h-ll does it have to do with you anyway???

  • mike.geyer.kija - 2013-02-23 09:44

    so explain how its income is around 5 million when his sponsors pay him in dollars 2 million x that by south african rands and you way way exceed what he says he has

      Sandra Van Loggerenberg Rutherford - 2013-02-23 09:46

      Because you also get paid for winning like last year R400 000 for a gold medal in the olympics...

      pur.pleibus - 2013-02-23 17:35

      @mike Ever heard of tax?

  • nthete.moalosi - 2013-02-23 09:45

    Ag news 24 is having some obsession wth Oscar. The bail hearing is over they don't know w@ t write about him anymore, they come wth houses n jewellery stuff, who wants t know

  • Matome Lucky - 2013-02-23 09:46

    Lawyers will take half of that, I wonder how much Roux charge per appearance because last time I checked senior counsel charged R10 000 per appearance, excluding fees for attorney.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 09:52

      Roux probably makes R50k to R100k PER DAY of court appearance.

      pur.pleibus - 2013-02-23 17:38

      Many reasonably good SCs charge R35k for a HALF DAY appearance so a top guy like Roux could easily be R100k per day.

  • Mpadu - 2013-02-23 09:53

    YES. its not easy... but Imagine GOD without Love n Forgiveness. ...We r all saved by FORGIVENESS

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:29

      Please keep God out of this. The only people who are in the position to be forgiving or not are Reeva Steenkamp's family and friends. They are the ones personally affected by her loss. And unfortunately for you, there is such a thing as the Law which must be applied to this case and a judgement will be made.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-23 11:29

      Why should Mpadu keep God out of this Nurse Nelenk? This is an open forum to present a point of view whether you happen to agree with it or not. It is not for you to dictate to another what is to be said. Mpadu made a valid point in my opinion.

  • shelle.malan - 2013-02-23 10:25

    Sheer arrogance in my humble opinion...methinks we should all get the clear message folks...hahaha I'm a wealthy celebrity and above the law....I'm rich, rich, rich and you mere mortals can't touch me......So sad really, so typically narcissistic. Anyhow, methinks positive endorphins were released to many during hysterical laughter at how "intruder" has now become "intruders" in the court statement....barely place for one innocent, unarmed woman in that tiny toilet let alone a gang of "intruders" as inferred! R.I.P. Reeva, you took the truth with you to Heaven, we will never know what truly happened on the fateful night you were "accidently" executed.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:32

      I also heard "intruders" in Nair's closing statement. Where did the plural come from because I can't recall it being in the Affadavit or during the arguments put forward. Did I miss something?

  • jruppersberg - 2013-02-23 10:31

    Oh well. The truth will always surface.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2013-02-23 10:32

    I wonder what triGgered him but I. believe he was very angry.

  • Prada Ledger - 2013-02-23 10:34

    this is none of anybody's business and grossly unfair, pity Pistorius didnt have the intellect to see how pulling that trigger would change his life forever. I fear all these monies will disappear very quickly.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:40

      Well he was always welcome to get free State lawyer and not spend millions on Roux. Don't fear for his money too much my dear.

      Ditoa-re Gypsy - 2013-02-23 12:18

      Nurse helenk,why do u hate Oscar so much?? Did he turn u down or do u wish u had so much money as well? Poor thing...mxm. Sies tog!!

      Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-02-23 15:07

      Good point Prada,if he had tht intellect he would know tht by pulling a trigger his life would change forever,jah its a pity.@nurse helen for him to get state lawyers was a suicide,state vs state,and de winner is state

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-02-23 10:38

    Let's see how much dirt we can dig up about Oscar. You sick South Africans.

  • grant.davis.142 - 2013-02-23 10:38

    What does this have to do with the public. It's absolutely no ones business what his worth is. Not right at all

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:43

      Uhm, these facts were needed by Magistrate Nair to determine his bail amount. This is not some personal attack on OP.

  • Tinabtlr - 2013-02-23 10:42

    He has less assets than Malema and at least he worked hard for it.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:52

      The assets listed above are HIS version. I assume the reality is quite different. Also note the extensive use of "in excess of" leaving the gates wide open to just about any amount. R1 billion rand is in excess of 1c for example.

      Buntu Tumelo Ntshebe - 2013-02-23 11:15

      Tinabtlr u just had to bring Malema into this

      Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-02-23 14:45

      Tinabtir,y do u bring Malema in ths case as Oscar doesn't fit in his too?every1 is fighting his demon

      Getrude - 2013-02-23 17:11

      Sad that he is about to lose them through his long standing anger. Mark my words-psychic hey! Bhwa ha ha ha ha!

  • Elaine Appelgryn Henning - 2013-02-23 10:51

    It's not right that they put his assets out there like that. Now it makes him look like his boasting when the only reason these assets were presented was to finalise his bail. He didn't present his assets to the media but to the court. The media took it in own hands to make his assets public. Don't blame oscar for the media's inconsideration when they're only hungry for sensation. Presenting one's assets to court is procedure in all bail hearings.

      nurse.helenk - 2013-02-23 10:58

      Well he was boasting a couple months ago about spoiling himself with a very expensive sports car.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-23 11:02

    Didn't he buy some jazzy luxurious sports car for 3mil, a while back?.

  • jacostoneysteenkamp - 2013-02-23 11:07

    Mmmm, I had my fill for "Days of our life's" and the complimentary peanut gallery for the day .

  • Xoli Mbambo - 2013-02-23 11:22

    OP restricted to go to toile because he will shoot anyone in the toilet once he hear noise .All his family are at risk

      Getrude - 2013-02-23 17:07

      Good one @xoli. Bhwa ha ha ha ha!

  • Kearney Mpobetse Malesa - 2013-02-23 11:38

    Oscarphobia the fear to go to toilet at your boyfriend's place.

  • renelw1 - 2013-02-23 11:41

    Maybe the Mclaren was sponsored?

      andynct - 2013-02-23 13:53

      Could be, but then he lied to reporters when he said he bought is for himself for Christmas. http://www.iol.co.za/sport/athletics/pistorius-buys-a-r3-5m-car-1.1454996#.USitp5Y7uSp

  • mrp721 - 2013-02-23 11:50

    Ummmmmm, old news... News24 go out and actually get us some news we actually don't know.. This constant repetition is not news reporting..

  • brian.bagnall.54 - 2013-02-23 12:02

    Its amazing how people can point fingers when someone is on his way down. OP has a lot to answer for and I hope justice is done in the end. One thing for sure this is going to be a long case and OP wil have to comply with vey difficult bail conditions. My heart goes out to Reeva and her family who have suffered a great loss and this will take a very long time to get to live with.In the mean time let us all let justice take its coarse and hope that OP gets what he deserves. We are not here to point fingers because we are also not perfect.

      Paul Myers - 2013-02-23 12:51

      Course! NOT coarse, off course! Not pointing fingers.

      Getrude - 2013-02-23 17:05

      I hope you never pointed any finger when Julius Malema went down as well. You see every dog has its day whether black or white. Irrespective of what you did.