Oscar Pistorius 'sleeping on the floor'

2013-02-21 08:20

Pretoria - The holding cells at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria where murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is being held have no beds, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Pistorius is therefore sleeping on the floor, presumably on bedding supplied by his family, and sometimes has to share his cell with other detainees.

"I can't say with any certainty how many people he has to share a cell with, as there is probably a constant flow of people coming and going as they get arrested and released, or transferred to prisons," Brigadier Andre Wiese, the station commander, told the newspaper.

Wiese said he could also not supply information on what kind of meals Pistorius would be eating, as the menu depended on what kind of ingredients were available.

"All that I can say is that he is being treated with the same degree of human dignity as any other prisoner, as stipulated in the Constitution."

He also confirmed that each communal holding cell had only one single shower and toilet.

- See News24's Pistorius Special Report.

  • Pieter Samie - 2013-02-21 08:26

    Poor guy!

      malungymajozi.lungy - 2013-02-21 08:29

      smthing he never dream of

      Juliane Birkenstock- Rhaese - 2013-02-21 08:32

      Really ???

      NickvanGraan - 2013-02-21 08:54

      This is a rehash of exactly what was reported early last week. Come on guys!

      ian.frost.9047 - 2013-02-21 09:29

      Having spent a night in a Brooklyn cell before, I can tell you that there are not beds. You are however given what can be called a gym mat to sleep on but no pillow. From what I can gather his family has provided him with one though.I had clean blankets and there was toilet paper, toilets were not that great though.

      mc.segal.5 - 2013-02-21 17:20

      Who did you annoy??

      fakroddin.khanshaike - 2013-02-21 20:05

      He must STFU and do his time

      wade.johnson.58726 - 2013-02-21 20:39

      This is not surprising as it is Prison, after all. But Government Hospitals, in SA, don't provide sheets; blankets or Pillows. So don't think that, just because its a prison, that this is deliberate.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-22 06:26

      Poor Reeva. Poor family losing their daughter. Apparently it was impossible to hear Oscar and Reeva shouting and screaming at each other, because the neighbors lived a fair distance away, yet when he shouts for help the neighbours come running. Too many things don't add up.

      trevor.govender.969 - 2013-02-22 09:48

      The irony of the situation is that this mans fear of criminals which lead to him sleeping with a loaded now a likely criminal himself (regardless of whether he premeditated to murder Reeva or confused her for a burglar...he still killed someone...and will be hard to prove he is completely innocent and should go scot-free) He will be lying 'on the floor' with other criminals for a long time more, with no gun to 'protect' him this time.

  • TimGordon - 2013-02-21 08:29


      mapepaki - 2013-02-22 06:16

      You are all feeling sorry for the fact there are no beds in prison....IT'S PRISON PEOPLE...

      jeffery.stokes - 2013-02-22 07:52

      shame man. the poor murderer has to sleep on the floor. and reeva is living it up in the lap of luxary. NO wait she is effing dead.

  • chantelle.hyman - 2013-02-21 08:29

    We all know should his version of events be true that he might come off of the premeditated murder charge but will still spend time in prison for manslaughter he did ultimately kill a person. I can't begin to imagine what he must be going through and to be grieving in the current circumstances must not be easy. For a person who has money to go to sleeping on the floor must be horrible, this cant be easy. P.S Oscar whether or not your version of events are true or not I prayed for you and everyone involved. <3

      Andrew2711 - 2013-02-21 08:38

      The case should not hinge on whether Reeva was deliberately or accidently. He had not been threatened by anyone, his life was not in immediate danger (whoever he thought was in the bathroom was behind a closed door) and he could have grabbed the gun, phone, girlfriend and left. Instead he decided to go towards the danger, to shoot first, ask questions later. Even if it was a burglar, I'm pretty sure that is still classified as murder; much in the same way if someone punches you, you can't pull out a gun and shoot them. Its could even be classified as premeditated as he had two choices and he decided to kill rather than call the cops/security or just leave; spur of the moment action is ruled out as to shoot into the toilet he had to go into the bathroom and around a corner. From the floor plan it would have been impossible to do it from the bedroom.

      sheamus.drager - 2013-02-21 08:47

      Correct Andrew. He is facing prison time, no matter what. The what he did was murder, premeditated or not. The illegal ammunition charge. Whatever is in the syringes could be a charge. The main thing is the murder charge. It wouldn't be manslaughter because he intended to shoot. If the gun went off accidentally it would be manslaughter. He intentionally shot through the door, knowing that he would hit "whoever" was in the bathroom. That is murder. I is in no immediate danger, legs or no legs.

      chantelle.hyman - 2013-02-21 08:56

      Andrew2711...What i am merely trying to say is that should his version of events be true at least his name will be cleared in terms of everyone labelling him a woman abuser/killer etc... If it had been an intruder I would'nt give a damn whether he had killed him or not because the less criminals there are out there the better... Its not your home to intrude and the intruder could've done anything... I would kill an intruder regardless of whether he is armed or not before I get raped and brutaly murdered...I would'nt care if I sat in prison for the rest of my life at least I would be alive and not dead!

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-02-21 08:57

      His version of events is as follows: So he wakes to close the sliding door and blinds, leaving Reeva in bed, assuming they shared a bed. He closes the sliding door and blinds - at this stage he is not feeling scared as he did not take the gun with him. He walks back into the bedroom and hears noises from the toilette. He goes to the bed (where he left Reeva) to retrieve the gun from under it (according to him he sleeps with the Parabellum under his bed). He does not notice that Reeva is not in bed, it is pitch dark – but he could navigate the way to the sliding door – so he does not notice that reeva is not in bed. (As he did not want to wake up the sleeping beauty) he does not warn her that there could be intruders and she should be careful - (a reasonable man worried about his partner always asks here if she also heard the sound!!). He goes towards the bathroom and Toilette door, notices that he had not closed the bathroom window – strange for a paranoid man who sleeps with gun in a secure estate – he also remembers that by the way there were contractors working on the house and they had left a step ladders outside – enabling the “intruder” to access the upper floor bathroom window very convenient and inconsistent with a paranoid person. He moves towards the closed toilette door and fires four times before checking the damage. Only then does he call out to Reeva to call the police – what a story!!

      Niel.Mostert - 2013-02-21 09:07

      Good on you Chantelle. First sensible comment I've read on these blogs. Feel exactly like you do. Hope there are more people like you praying for Oscar and his family as well as Reeva's. What more could one say or do that's purposeful? Unfortunately I can only hit the like button once.

      chantelle.hyman - 2013-02-21 09:10

      @ There... He should sleep on the floor just like the rest afterall he is in prison at this time... All im saying is that for someone who does have this luxurious home will all the top notch amenities it must be difficult to sleep on the floor and still have to grieve the loss of your GF. Just like it would for anyone else.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-21 09:34

      What about Humphries who skipped a level crossing and his taxi got hit by a train, momentary lapse of judgement. He has been found guilty of murder. I feel more sorry for him than Oscar and his tall story!

      mapepaki - 2013-02-22 06:38

      Strange for a man who is nervous, to sleep with the sliding door open in the first place. There is a balcony, but no, the intruder came through the bathroom window, locks himself in the bathroom, after all he must have privacy, he MAKES A NOISE in the bathroom, which oscar hears, doesn't call out just shoots. Should he get off the family must bring a civil case against him. I'm on Reeva's side she is not here to defend herself

      niccic007 - 2013-02-22 07:48

      Chantelle - I am sure there is no winner in this story.... just a lot of sadness which not one of the people involved would have been able to predict but have to live of their lives with the concequences. May God be with each and everyone of them!!!

  • Lwando Dontsa - 2013-02-21 08:29

    Good, no special treatment

      malungymajozi.lungy - 2013-02-21 08:34

      Yea bt da question is '4 how löng'?

  • Tsholofelo Claudina Sajana - 2013-02-21 08:33

    good why not, he's a murderer

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2013-02-21 08:35

    It does not matter how angry we are against Mr. Pretorious, the fact still remains that he is no ordinary citizen. He is a national hero and should be treated as such, or even presidential even, justice prevails! We are an angry and sick society. It is us who need healing and not him. Quite frankly this story of Oscar reminds me of one Jesus of Nazareth where those he served diligently turned on him! They even asked a serial offender like Barnabas to be released and treated better than him!

      Vaughn Luppnow - 2013-02-21 08:49

      You have a rather warped idea of a hero! There were two people in the house. Shots were fired. One person is dead ~ these are facts! Oscar admits firing the shots! It is only to establish whether this is premeditated or not! Then we have the issue of a 'sportsman' using steroids! Hero se moer!

      galmzala - 2013-02-21 08:54

      phumi get a life, when you say we are an angry and sick society are you also included yes you are, wake up and smell the reality poor woman is dead killed by someone who claim he loves her,

      Zuljin01 - 2013-02-21 08:56

      @ Vaughn, if I am not mistaken, the investigating officer yesterday admitted that the "steriods" found in Oscar's home is still to be tested....

      garthlwilliams - 2013-02-21 08:57

      The fact that he is a national hero should mean he is more accountable for his actions as people look up to him. Surely you aren't comparing Jesus Christ to someone who has amassed millions from his chosen profession, who has assaulted a 19 yr old girl, been drunk on a speeding boat and who has been reported to have earlier anger management issues. Doesn't sound like a hero to me at all. If anything we should be upset for the Steenkamp family, who did nothing to deserve this.

      carol.brand.5030 - 2013-02-21 09:12

      he is not my hero. and never was.

      hilola.selani - 2013-02-22 13:11

      Do you even know who Jesus was?The charge against Jesus was what he had said in the synagogue not what he your bible.How did Oscar serve,by healing the blind?

  • Fay Cooney - 2013-02-21 08:35

    He committed a crime he should not be treated differently. This is prison not a 5 star hotel.

  • erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-02-21 08:36

    He's already getting preferential treatment. All the other detainees get transferred to PRISON. He should be in Pretoria Central learning about life.

      Rohin - 2013-02-21 08:52

      agreed. He should be grateful he's in a holding cell and not a prison.

  • xoli.mabiya - 2013-02-21 08:37

    No Special treatment, Imagine what the real deal would be like

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2013-02-21 08:38

    This 'report' states the obvious. Now everyone is getting their panties in knot again. Nowhere is mentioned that OP complained about his treatment!

      alida.oosthuizen - 2013-02-21 09:45

      I agree 100% Tiaan, once again everyone is reacting to the "media's version" and nowhere did it say that OP was complaining about it....

  • angelanair3 - 2013-02-21 08:39

    And Reeva sleeps in a coffin! Does it matter where he sleeps - at the moment he faces a charge of murder - until he proves otherwise - he is a suspect! Should he get a 5 Star cell with luxury amenities? I think not!

      francois.dupreez.39 - 2013-02-21 08:44

      The state must prove him guilty not the other way round.

      rudolph.debeer.102 - 2013-02-21 08:50

      Best comment so far by far.

  • Jane - 2013-02-21 08:39

    South Africa's idea of human dignity must be very low. Detainees sleep on the floor and there is only one toilet. Nice.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-22 06:40

      Jane, Unless this is tongue in cheek, it is a prison dammit!

  • unathi.sompondo - 2013-02-21 08:41

    Its a cell and not a 5 star hotel dhaaaaa

      Jane - 2013-02-21 08:51

      No one said it was a five star hotel unathi, but then don't use the words human dignity in the context. Human dignity is supposed to be a universal level that applies to all humans. They should rather say it is prison protocol.

  • raeez.omar.5 - 2013-02-21 08:42

    Haai shame. still better than where Reeva is sleeping...

  • adrian.coetzee.92 - 2013-02-21 08:45

    Good 1 pumi you rock

  • Mdluli Vusi - 2013-02-21 08:45

    If he didn't pull that trigger he could be still sleeping on his king size bed,with his beautiful model girlfriend on either side of the bed.

      malungymajozi.lungy - 2013-02-21 08:47

      Thats true Vusi

  • veldt66 - 2013-02-21 08:49

    On the floor that's where he belongs

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 10:33

      And who might you be veld66? The judge I presume?

  • thanuj.thulsie - 2013-02-21 08:50

    What did his family expect,a queen size bed,that's prison life.wait until he goes to the real prison,he will have to pay for his bed there

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 10:49

      No Thulsie; sleeping on the floor is certainly not prison life ... that is the result of the incompetence and blatant cruelty of the government who are mercilessly engaged in the illegal overcrowding of the prisons under their control. Forcing an inmate to sleep on the floor is despicable conduct by the ANC government. The obese minister of Correctional Services, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (who incidentally only possesses a diploma from the non-existent Bensonvale Teachers College), should be made to enjoy the indignity of her own disgraceful making.

      hilola.selani - 2013-02-22 13:00

      And the National Party was so competent when it came to that department?I don't think Mandela and hundreds of others would agree.

  • Visser Jooste - 2013-02-21 08:51

    A holding cell is exactly what the name says, a place to keep people temporarily until they can appear in court and are not equiped to keep them for an extended time. People awaiting trial are moved to a prison with better facilities.

  • CarolynDewrance - 2013-02-21 08:52

    Good I wonder how loud he is screaming now that he does not have a mattress under his sore shoulder.

  • mosoatsi.rantsieng - 2013-02-21 08:53

    I fail to see how this is news.This the norm in our prison,if he wants a bed there is one waiting for him @ pretoria central were he shud be,but because of preferential treatment he id not..

  • Kop Kop - 2013-02-21 08:56

    Atleast he is being supllied with some bedding some are sleeping with smelly dirty blankets meals is no gisgusting u cant eat that food if u have a choice

  • Shayne Ronald Barker - 2013-02-21 08:58

    All that I can say is that he is being treated with the same degree of human dignity as any other prisoner, as stipulated in the Constitution. Just curious.. Does our constitution stipulate that an awaiting trial prisoner, who is innocent until proven guilty, must sleep on the floor??

      Brian Culprit Mapaila - 2013-02-21 09:25

      He's not the only one sleeping on the floor,he's lucky he' still in the holding cells.He should be in prison like any other awaiting trial prisoners.Other people come share a cell with him

      Shayne Ronald Barker - 2013-02-21 09:30

      I am not only referring to OP. I am referring to all prisoners in general. This treatment has nothing to do with out constitution.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:06

      @Brian Mapaila: You seem to think that sleeping on the floor is acceptable conduct by the incompetent and indescribably cruel government who are mercilessly engaged in the illegal overcrowding of the prisons under their control. Forcing an inmate to sleep on the floor is despicable conduct by the ANC government. The obese minister of Correctional Services, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (who incidentally only possesses a diploma from the non-existent Bensonvale Teachers College), should be made to enjoy the indignity of her own disgraceful making.

      mc.segal.5 - 2013-02-21 17:24

      Agree Mally can you imagine the fuss if the DA was running the show??

  • Heather Campbell Matthewson - 2013-02-21 08:58

    oh dear Vaughn - where have you been!! yesterday it was said that it was not STEROIDS but a herbal remedy!! (which is not a banned substance) Before 'shooting' your mouth off - know the Facts! or better yet follow the TV news!! not papers as this is where you are basing your info on

      karin.hattingh.96 - 2013-02-21 09:42

      I doubt very much that Roux would lie about it. It would come back to bite him. I think we can be pretty sure it's nothing illegal..

  • Theresa Pickering - 2013-02-21 09:01

    I assume that each any everyone of u who are judging Oscar are sinless and that when u are eventually judged u will be found to have never judged lest u be judged by God. The saddest thing about this whole case is the way in which humans think that one sin is greater than the other. Adultery, stealing, killing, lying, rape etc are sin! No sin is greater than the other! So unless u have woke up this morning and can say u are without sin shut u mouth unless its to support a fellow sinner!

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:09

      Well said Theresa! You have great courage.

      keith.f.murphy - 2013-02-21 16:36

      Most of these commentators are idiots with brainless heads judging a man who owes them not a dime.They should all shutup becos they are toxic and would cuase epidemic in the country

      niccic007 - 2013-02-22 08:07

      One of the saddest things are the fact that everyone is guessing and adding on their version!!!!

      hilton.pitout - 2013-02-23 12:12

      well said Theresa just like southafricans

  • maria.kave.5 - 2013-02-21 09:02

    @Phumi.Ntlabati - what are you moaning about - how dare you compare Jesus to Oscar? Jesus died for our sins and your Oscar killed a defenceless woman- Thou shall not kill - isn't what the Bible says? He is a murderer and he's gonna be treated like one - wonder if Reeva was part of your family you should be saying the same thing - and it's Pistorius not Mr Pretorius - good bye!!

      Andries Snyman - 2013-02-21 09:10

      So the Bible that you are reading has only one comand in if you read further there is 9 left so please you are also guilty of something so maybe you should get your facts straight before you judge.

      karin.hattingh.96 - 2013-02-21 09:44

      And Maria, if Oscar was your brother? Good bye, where u going?

  • shengeboy - 2013-02-21 09:05

    quick question,what is he doing in the holding cell? i thought afrer 48 hours or once the person has appeared before the magistrate,he goes to prison. well i guess its who you are...

  • Leon Young - 2013-02-21 09:07

    this is gonna be a thriller i hope justice will be served

  • carol.brand.5030 - 2013-02-21 09:09

    Reeva is sleeping under the ground, you pelt and she did not have a choide. and she will never get up again. i dont care how or where or if Oscar is sleeping. Coward and Bully.

      karin.hattingh.96 - 2013-02-21 09:49

      Actually Reeva is not sleeping underground. Her soul has moved on, and her mortal remains were cremated. He is not a coward or a bully. He is a human being, facing a terrible charge, and whatever the outcome he shall serve what is given to him. Which incidentally has nothing to do with you. And your English is atrocious.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:14

      No Carol; it is actually you who is the coward and bully! You have prejudged an innocent (yes Carol, that's "innocent") man. That is our constitution whether you happen to like it or not ... so uphold it, you bully.

  • Cindy Combrink Kellie - 2013-02-21 09:09

    I think it is horrific thay he has to sleep on the floor.....after yesterday I think its perfectly clear that the state has nothing concrete on him which means he is telling the truth.....I really hope he gets bail so that he can have a good nights rest....the poor man is mourning and facing the awful tongues of most of the much can one man take

      karin.hattingh.96 - 2013-02-21 09:50

      Yes Cindy! Well said my dear.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:18

      Yes, you’re quite right Cindy: it saddens me to realise how we have become so despicable in prejudging Oscar and gleefully gloating when he has to sleep on the floor like a pig because of the ANC’s incompetence.

  • faith.leburu - 2013-02-21 09:09

    Uhmmmm ja it's a prison not a hotel... Same treatment as the rest if you know what I'm saying.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:21

      So Faith do you support the ANC's deplorable incompetence in forcing an innocent person to sleep on the floor like a pig?

      hilola.selani - 2013-02-22 12:54

      Did the National Party provide beds for innocent people fighting for their crime of being black while the police were out killing some more?

  • zamier.saleh.9 - 2013-02-21 09:10


  • Samantha Dampies - 2013-02-21 09:12

    They are saying they are treating Oscar the same as any other person. If that is so, why is his bail hearing taking so long? They granted bail to a guy that was drunk and knocked into 5 people who were jogging killing them. He was granted bail. #im just saying# what's fair is fair. If it is proven that he is guilty then I hope he rots in jail and gets what he deserves.

  • Jamma Fanaka - 2013-02-21 09:13

    Millions of innocent South Africans are sleeping on the floor each day. Shall they bring a bed only for him, how about other accused there? He wants a bed, we just want the TRUTH

      Emeka Uwakwe - 2013-02-21 09:35

      Human life was lost n we are worried abt d accused sleeping on the floor and his family taking strain. What about the family that buried their daughter? If OP's family have human compassion, they must ask him to confess to the crime if actually it was premedidated or out of anger. That way he wil live a good life free of guilt. JEHOVAH can also forgive him. But if he wins this case on techninality knowing that he committed the crime, he will live a miserable. His life will be worse than jail. The lawyers or the court will not tell us the truth only you OP. That alone will free you. Guilty or not guilty. Jugde for yourself.

      Mandisa Mandy Mhlongo - 2013-02-21 10:35

      U guys,did u hear Oscar or his family complaining about him sleeping on the floor? Geeez people,stop with the stupid comments! Yerrrrr!

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:27

      Yes Jammer; they should indeed bring a bed for him; as well as every single innocent human being in prison. Zuma's theft of my taxpaying money could have provided a bed for every human being in prison. Instead he has spent R240mil on his own Inkandla greed. In fact, the fat man should be in prison himself!

  • Zama Khumalo - 2013-02-21 09:14

    This guy is a moegoe. in SA u dnt do it yourself, u hire some1 then u flee the country. Eg. Dewani case. no DIY in SA. nd wen u hv the money too wat cd stop u.

  • Zama Khumalo - 2013-02-21 09:14

    This guy is a moegoe. in SA u dnt do it yourself, u hire some1 then u flee the country. Eg. Dewani case. no DIY in SA. nd wen u hv the money too wat cd stop u.

      niccic007 - 2013-02-22 08:14

      Just wondering who are you to judge!!! Sounds to me you appointed yourself judge, juror and executioner!!! I do not agree with all the facts, but is it not up to me to make statements like that.

  • tumi.sethole.1 - 2013-02-21 09:14

    some people are pathetic how can u say he made a mistake, u are promoting brutality against women and children, before it happens to you u wont understand. He needs to be punished accordingly and serve as an example, celebrity or what, no favours murder is serious crime

  • renekleyn1 - 2013-02-21 09:18

    I feel so sorry for Oscar. Things like this happens so fast, thinking you are doing the right thing and the next moment two families are hurting. This could happen to anyone.

      Shane Kelly - 2013-02-21 09:42

      Totally agree with you

  • lynda.jones.714 - 2013-02-21 09:19

    Another question that comes to mind, being as paranoid as Oscar seemed to be about being attacked etc. Surely he would have had an armed response/alarm linked in his house? Why did he not hit any panic buttons before going to shoot whoever was in the bathroom?

  • bdanney - 2013-02-21 09:20

    A holding cell is not a pleasant place. There are no beds. You get a 2cm thick mat and a blanket. At night it is freezing cold. There is a toilet in the open, no toilet paper. There is a shower that only has a cold water tap, there is no soap. You get a cup of tea and four slices of brown bread for breakfast. There is nothing to do, and time drags on forever. You may be treated with dignity but the line is thin and the definition of dignity will differ from person to person.

      MallyGold - 2013-02-21 11:33

      Yes TomCat; you describe a third-world government correctly. How despicable the ANC has become. They are filled with their own filthy greed above the very people who voted them into power. It is a crying shame how fat and cruel they have become in 19 years.

      Jenny Todd Buchler - 2013-02-21 21:11

      If you find yourself in police cells or prison, you have done something wrong and have to be punished• As a tax payer it costs a fortune to provide. For criminals why should they be made comfortable at my expence I work hard for my salary I abide the laws and rules of the country so why can't everybody then I could pay less tax

      bdanney - 2013-02-22 08:43

      Jenny, anyone can make a mistake. Just because you have made a mistake does not mean you should be treated like an animal. I have been in a Police cell for a minor infringement that did not even result in a conviction. I can tell you without a doubt I pay more tax in a year than you earn salary in a year, people make mistakes it is human nature. I am just saying we could treat them better is all.

  • Nettie Potgieter - 2013-02-21 09:22

    Goody, now the world wil see how trail awaiting prisoners are treated in SA!!!!!!

      Megan Algeo - 2013-02-21 09:33

      Nettie, I'm not from SA. I actually live in Alaska USA. Kinda curious to know how bad the prison system is down there.

      junior.mahlo.9 - 2013-02-21 11:15

      Megan the reason you have more than 2 million of prisoners in your country is because you treat them like Angels and the prisons are like 5 star S.A we treat them the way criminals deserve to be treated and believe you me after experiencing that kind of treatment you will never wana go back

      Megan Algeo - 2013-02-22 02:54

      Yeah, I will agree the US treats prisoners pretty well when they don't deserve it. I'm in the military so unfortunately I've seen too many people blown to bits. I didn't realize SA ranks 2nd in the world as far as crime. I know this sounds like a strange question but do a lot of the population there get a little nervous walking by yourself at night? Alaska has a lot of domestic violence but not really random crimes.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2013-02-21 09:23

    and whats wrong with that i sure hope everybody is equal before the law ,so as for accomdation well you are fresh out of luck

  • Nangamso Mbambo - 2013-02-21 09:24

    How is this newsworthy?

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-21 09:25

    Are other prisoners sleeping on mattresses ? If not, then why is it news ?

      tumi.sethole.1 - 2013-02-21 09:29

      media is just making money out of this sad story

      Visser Jooste - 2013-02-21 09:32


  • ian.frost.9047 - 2013-02-21 09:27

    Having spent a night in a Brooklyn cell before, I can tell you that there are not beds. You are however given what can be called a gym mat to sleep on but no pillow. From what I can gather his family has provided him with one though.I had clean blankets and there was toilet paper, toilets were not that great though.

  • candy.hooke - 2013-02-21 09:34

    Oh please!! Do me a favour....who cares where he is sleeping! Poor Reeva has no choice!!

  • Bassman - 2013-02-21 09:34

    I spent a night or two there and it's not so bad, they give you a foam dog mat and make sure at there aren't any fights and so on. Point is that it's not a holiday but a holding cell not built for long term stays. They're actually doing him a favour, because at this point he wouldn't last a night in real prison!

  • mpumelelo.mhlongo.3 - 2013-02-21 09:35

    Its not strange holding cells have no beds finish and klaar.At times holding cells are cramped to an extant that they sleep seated in unhygienic conditions (bugs, stench)

  • Jesus - 2013-02-21 09:37

    He is not in prison.. He is in a holding cell.. Jesus Christ people you just all blab out your odds and ends without even knowing where he is! Some are so stupid with a capital S.

  • Sarah - 2013-02-21 09:39

    why doesn't everyone just SHUT UP

      master.kay.7355 - 2013-02-21 09:42

      Oh shame these people break your heart

      Lynn Hattingh - 2013-02-21 13:15

      Have you ever heard of DEBATE or freedom of speech? Well that is what is happening here, so get over it!