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Oscar hasn't trained since shooting

2013-03-31 11:45

Pretoria – Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius has not been back to an athletics field to train since he shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day.

“He is in mourning, he is still trying to cope with her death. He is human,” his agent Peet van Zyl told Rapport on Saturday.

Pistorius’s bail conditions were relaxed on Thursday, making it possible for him to attend athletics competitions overseas.

Van Zyl said the Pistorius family had gone away for Easter and he had not yet been able to talk to the athlete.
 
“Neither myself or Ampie (Pistorius’s coach) will put pressure on him. He has to say if he wants to train again and if he wants to travel, and when.”

Pistorius’s next court appearance has been scheduled for 4 June.

 

Comments
  • Axel Traut - 2013-03-31 12:07

    He will be in mourning for the rest of his life. He will be ready when ready. If ever. Insignificant information.

      Kobus Hattingh - 2013-03-31 12:24

      I once again agree with you Axel. This will remain with him always. He can run to Windhoek, Durban or Johannesburg or overseas but is mind goes with...

      Vin Savage - 2013-03-31 13:17

      Please don't let this killer fool you - people like him rarely have any remorse for what they did...

  • ANASKA - 2013-03-31 12:13

    Everybody is aware that he has NOT trained since the fatefull killing - this is NOT NEWS!!!

      Bheki Magagula - 2013-04-01 07:26

      how would he train because the bail conditions dont allow that

  • Lynn Skinner - 2013-03-31 12:45

    WGAF!

      Ricus Swanepoel - 2013-03-31 12:47

      What?

  • anele.mveku - 2013-03-31 12:47

    Don't these journalist have something worth news?

  • John Woodman - 2013-03-31 12:48

    He hasn't been found guilty, yet...

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-03-31 12:49

    While I tend to agree with all that is being said; ie that he shot Reeva and should be punished for it in the correct way, I somehow get the impression that this 'arrogance' does not come from Oscar personally but probably from his spokesperson (uncle),father and lawyers. I don't think he has said a word himself.

  • Natasha Knipe-Carelse - 2013-03-31 12:50

    Wonder what the crowd's response would've been if OP shot and killed a burglar? I can just see the headlines... 'Blade Runner survives a burglary!' Or 'SA crime increasing at an alarming rate but our own Blade Runner showed courage as he defended himself and shot and killed the intruder!' Or 'Courages Hero and SA Icon and double amputee survives a horrible break in at his home' an ' Blade Runner shows bravery by competing again despite the trauma of a burglary?' Everyone would have applauded his bravery for being a survivor and not another static? But unfortunately he shot and killed RS and we all know the headlines? Everyone would've been hypocritical and said the burglar got what he/she deserved? OP would've gotten the benefit of the doubt despite the dead intruder? Sad but true and with that said, I'll wait on the final verdict by experts saying either guilty of pre-med, not guilty, culpable homicide or just honestly an innocent verdict as I'm not the appointed hate spreader, judge, jury, executioner? I'm also human and have plenty of short comings.

      willem.leroux.75 - 2013-04-01 09:50

      @ Natasha - owning a firearm comes with responsibility. If you intend killing a burglar, you need to be SURE you are killing a burglar in your house. If he shot a "BURGLAR" in a LOCKED bathroom, there would still be questions about his sense of judgement. Look at the news - no one shot their partners, husbands, wives last night mistaking them for burglars - especially in a HIGH Security complex. His Media onslaught with the BURGLAR thing is just too much to swallow in any event. He is so distraught, he wnats to travel again and compete. The fnal verdict will be the judge, you are correct. Chances of a Innocent verdict ... slim. Innocent of what? We all have short comings but it does not include shooting people behind CLOSED doors. If you pull the trigger, you take responsibility. If he did not own a weapon, he would/could have escaped via the stairs which was 6" to the left of the passasge to the bathroom - and he could have woken REva up whilst he was there in any event.....this is assuming you swallow the story of the BURGLAR. This will come out in court I guess

  • Janet Butler - 2013-03-31 12:57

    Come on OP - pick urself up and live ur life...GOD does not come too early and he does not come too late !

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-03-31 13:09

    Ricus Swanepoel I believe 100% that it was an accident!!!!!

      Vin Savage - 2013-03-31 13:20

      Clearly you had to jump-start your one and only braincell to come to that conclusion....

      Gerald Beer - 2013-03-31 13:35

      It had to be an accident. Who in their right mind shoots someone through a closed door 3 times on purpose. Not Oscar, surely not.

      willem.leroux.75 - 2013-04-01 09:52

      I believe 100% that shooting some one behind a closed door is NOT an accident, but with intent, given that the door was LOCKED

  • vkhuzwayo - 2013-03-31 13:20

    Would u train ?with a life sentence looming....come on people...

  • Tiaan Truter - 2013-03-31 13:26

    I cant see why this is news worthy of him not training...

  • Modikoe Elias Ramongana - 2013-03-31 13:27

    If killer(Oscar) is human,then who is steenkamp? Mouning will never rise steenkamp 4rm the dead,he killed her delibarately

  • Jimmy James - 2013-03-31 13:28

    No training for this man guilty or not come 4th June!!!

  • Penny Kelly - 2013-03-31 14:54

    You are all pathetic you perfect specimens, keep throwing those stones.

      Mary Bergh Müller - 2013-03-31 21:30

      FACT: 4 shots through a closed door! FACT: It is considered murder if you shoot an unarmed person hiding in a closed room. Whether he knew it was her or not, he committed murder!

  • Pfunzo Ddt Michael - 2013-03-31 15:02

    Oscar pistorious is out of fashion , we are just waiting for him to go to prison and join jub jub in sun city

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2013-03-31 23:34

      what

  • Carol Finn - 2013-04-01 00:07

    I hope when someone else does a similar shooting in SA, that he or she gets the same sort of privileges as this guy!!!!

  • Carol Finn - 2013-04-01 00:09

    I hope when someone else in SA does a similar action that they will be treated exactely the same way and be able to travel etc while they await their court case!!!!

  • Gal Mzala - 2013-04-01 11:30

    Have you had about in house gym trendmill, swimming, boxing punching bag etc, hey we are not fulls, why is so desperate to go overseas if he's still mourning her death thats not the way to show he loved her, we all know he want to carryon as if nothing happened, go ahead and do tha OP what i know you will never find peace your money wont do it either.

  • Lindi Birkholtz van Staden - 2013-04-02 01:27

    To all the righteous, critisizing people: If I have any reason to believe there is a tresspasser in my home I won't ask before I react. An intruder has no right to be in or on my property. As in Oscar's case, where he thought it was an intruder and not being aware whether Reeva was in bed or not - was he supposed to say: excuse me, is there someone and if so, would you be so kind as to leave my home????? Stop being so opinionated and at least wait for judgment to be passed. Who are we to judge anyway? Are you all faultless? Get a life!

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