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Oscar's dad speaks about shooting

2013-02-14 11:47

Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's father on Thursday said his son was "sad" following a shooting at his Pretoria home which left his girlfriend dead.

"I don't know nothing. It will be extremely obnoxious and rude to speculate. I don't know the facts," Henke Pistorius told SABC radio news.

"If anyone makes a statement, it will have to be Oscar. He's sad at the moment."

He added that his heart goes out to the victim's family.

Earlier, a convoy of about 10 cars arrived at the Boschkop police station in Pretoria following the shooting. Pistorius's sister, Aimee, was among those arriving at the station.

Police have opened a case of murder.

Listen to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale confirm how they were alerted about the shooting and arriving on the scene.

Comments
  • sally.lewitt - 2013-02-14 11:53

    Truth has to come out sooner or later.. SAD.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-02-14 11:57

    Why a murder docket and not culpable homicide..? Just hope it is not what I am thinking it is.. God forbid!

      dimakatso.papo.5 - 2013-02-14 12:21

      why beat about the bush oscar did it so he must face the law finish n klaar

      dimakatso.papo.5 - 2013-02-14 12:22

      why beat about the bush oscar did it so he must face the law finish n klaar

  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2013-02-14 11:57

    Hes just sad nje!

  • lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-14 11:58

    Mr Pistorius saying your son is sad about the shooting is a very bad choice of words!

      michael.hogg.9083 - 2013-02-14 12:04

      Give the man a break. His son has just shot and killed his girlfriend and has been charged with murder. He must be in terrible shock.

  • Dirk Rossouw - 2013-02-14 12:02

    piet byleveld should investigate this one

      suzettekannemeyer - 2013-02-14 14:09

      I agree on this!

      foc.us.10004 - 2013-02-15 08:43

      WHY??? good grief there is a shooter and there is a body ... what the h@ll would Lord Oom Piet contribute?? Unless you his agent of course ... is he battling to find work maybe??

  • zama.ntsiko - 2013-02-14 12:05

    Bad news man....what happened?

  • joann.ingram.986 - 2013-02-14 12:07

    If nobody has anything nice to say then don't say it at all. Let the law take its course and the truth will come out

  • Carlo Johann Oerson - 2013-02-14 12:08

    Oscar must Pray to pass the Law on Section 29 on using a Fire-arm....Sumthing is Smelling Regarding This So Called Incident. but who are we 2 Judge, for all I know, That Sumwhere Between The Dotted Lines The Actual Truth WILL BE REVEALED....My Condolences To Reeva's Fam & 4 Oscar, I pray 4 Mercy Amoungst Him....

      pierre.orban.5 - 2013-02-25 23:21

      Dude you have judge by saying "Something is smelling" ummmmm you contradicting yourself.

  • christopher.sambiri - 2013-02-14 12:09

    I'm disappointed in Oscar.such talented man wasting talent like this

      Rick Nelson - 2013-02-14 12:50

      all the people that say they are disappointed in oscar must wake up because no one knows the truth so don't start judging if you don't know the truth so don't

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2013-02-14 12:15

    What was the lady wearing,that even her boyfriend could not recognise her. Two can keep a secret if one is dead.

  • ferdi.preller - 2013-02-14 12:19

    Not guilty until proven guilty...how does your girlfriend enter your home at that time of the morning, other than with a key through the front door, so that you are convinced it is a burglar, take out a fire arm and send of more than just a warning shot but one to the head???? Sorry, the story seem to be a bit rich!

  • veldt66 - 2013-02-14 12:20

    U OSCAR Prestorious ubulele iCherry yakhe abavalele eJele lomfana

  • challis.cupido - 2013-02-14 12:21

    so very sad...a bit fishy though.

  • Mashudu Matamela - 2013-02-14 12:23

    Only God and Oscar knows what happened. May she rest in peace.

  • jennifer.nda - 2013-02-14 12:23

    what went wrong oscar? Pls you R the only one and god who knows the truth.#very sad#

  • lucky.maduwa - 2013-02-14 12:28

    Ths story does't add up,something is fishy,and police have to dig deep, Oscar must come out and tell the truth.. i smell a rat here

      biancav.sa - 2013-02-14 20:43

      Uncalled for @skiapas

  • ayanda.sithole2 - 2013-02-14 12:29

    Oscar what happened ... ?

  • ann.padoa - 2013-02-14 12:29

    One lives in fear everyday in this lawless country. You never know if today is going to be you last day on earth.

      bonganid - 2013-02-14 18:18

      lawless country as if in other countries you dont hear of such stories... where trigger happy people jsut go crazy out of the blue. Don't blame the whole country for an individuals actions, besides the case is still investigated to determine what actually happened that led to this murder.

      ann.padoa - 2013-02-14 20:39

      It happens everyday in this country. How do you know tomorrow it won't be you.

  • Village Boy - 2013-02-14 12:32

    I smel a rat

  • Heinrich Apollis - 2013-02-14 12:33

    I am highly skeptical about the whole scenario & i hope the truth will come out sooner than later may her soul RIP

  • lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-14 12:34

    Michael the man appeared very calm during his interview with the radio station, therefore I make that assumption!

  • ayanda.sithole2 - 2013-02-14 12:36

    south African media is so baise, in the international news they have headlines dat read Oscar shot and killed girlfriend and i bet if it was a black known person they would have made it known... so sick*

      anton.meiring.9 - 2013-02-14 12:42

      they did have headlines like that earlier on news 24 , Burger and Volksblad . btw nice try making this a racial thing once again, pathetic.

      vluiz - 2013-02-14 13:07

      Maybe if you spent less time worrying about what we thought about you, and more time on improving yourself as a race, you wouldn't have to post such pathetic comments.

      arthur.salvado - 2013-02-14 13:22

      Ayanda, you are a very sick puppy. No more chips with your KFC. Chip is on your shoulder

  • thandazab - 2013-02-14 12:36

    Yoh I hope Oscar didn't do it intentionally. N if he did he must face the full might of the law. I would be so disappointed thou.

  • molefi.matobo - 2013-02-14 12:37

    What a present 4 valentine

  • simakoko - 2013-02-14 12:41

    Oscar must be jailed for murder and life sentence will do.

  • malcolm.botha.96 - 2013-02-14 12:48

    What a sad day for the victims family, Oscars and South Africa.What happened, what went wrong whose to blame? no one knows.Lets not convict Oscar via the media.the police investigation will reveal what happened and the justice will prevail.

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-02-14 17:31

      But we were so quick to judge Jub Jub. Same standards please

  • rukayah.sadan - 2013-02-14 12:53

    I am sorry but I don't buy this story, how do you shoot an intruder 4 times, if she was shot in the head first, she would have gone down instantly and not posed a further threat. If she was shot in the shoulder first surely she screamed or something and he would have recognised her voice. Given the whole tantrum he threw with the Olympics I'd say he has a bit of a mean streak in him. Well I hope the truth will be revealed. What a sad way to go at the hands of a loved one. Now you can burn me at the stake for my comment boohoo

      pushocapture.maake - 2013-02-14 13:44

      I'm with you on this one. Something doesn't add up here

      biancav.sa - 2013-02-14 21:04

      My sentiments exactly!

  • rukayah.sadan - 2013-02-14 12:55

    And besides if I shot someone I love accidently I wouldn't just be sad. I would be distraught, inconsolable, definitely not just sad

  • Lee Bells Moerane - 2013-02-14 13:12

    its funny how we at most times identify our lovers by their scent , voice or even movement. and he failed to do that.

  • emmanuel.nyatlo - 2013-02-14 13:15

    He must go to jail how can u shoot four times and close range and never saw that the person is not a man he knew what he was doing.

  • ntswaki.motaung.7 - 2013-02-14 13:16

    wat i know is the truth always finds its way out. we will wait till its revealed. oscar hs murdered a human being

  • Live Lyra Ntshanga - 2013-02-14 13:16

    ths is jst one big tragdy

  • manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-02-14 13:17

    I so hope those racist people who always associate black people to violence and all stupid actions like this will wake up and realise that SA is facing a serious challenge of angry and violent people, we are a society full of violence and hatred, we need to look at the way we bring our children up, the things we say in front of them, and all the violence in TV that we expose them to, it is in times like these where we need to do an introspection of what society are we,and forget stupid excuses about our colour buy face the problem and come up with solution, I'm disgusted for a role model to this,

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-14 13:36

      This one seems a bit different. Could be a crime of passion...a bit different from going to rob people and then murder them.

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-02-14 13:48

      People of all colour go out to rob banks,rob people, rape young boys, and doing all sorts of bad things, by the way this happen all over the world, what makes ours really bad is that when we commit these crimes we are so violent and what complicates the whole thing in addressing it is that we always blame it on other race,in that way we do not address the problem, Nico, it takes a fool to be able to justify such a stupid murder.

      willie.olivier.144 - 2013-02-14 13:49

      I absolutely agree with you! Fortunately the majority of SA people of all races are very kind people

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-02-14 14:20

      Agreed Willie

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-14 13:20

    Why oppose bail? Something happened that we are not being told. Why charge of murder and not manslaughter? It appears that he confused his girl friend for a burglar is not what the police are saying and hence murder charge. I pray to god that he is innocent of this very tragic "event". My condolences to family and friends of the deceased. For sure, there is more to this story

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-02-14 17:33

      Bail should be opposed because this murder, and a life has been taken. Just because the accused is Oscar doesnt mean we change the law.

  • tlotlo.phele - 2013-02-14 13:22

    Apparently neighbours heard arrguments from Oscar 's appartment before the shooting, I suppose he was still arguing with the intruder

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-14 13:33

    The word "sad" is indeed sad. Wow, I'd have been devastated to say the least. Maybe I'm reading something into nothing.

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2013-02-14 13:46

    I feel sorry 4 the ladys family,couse the murderer aim at the target that he saw.

  • philemon.nkabinde.5 - 2013-02-14 13:47

    law must take its course irrespective of race or wealth

  • civil.moabi - 2013-02-14 16:14

    another jub jub but this one is worse coz it was with intention

  • Boitu.m - 2013-02-14 16:27

    This is a very sad story. I could go as far as saying that because Oscar isn't as mobile, given his situation, he felt vulnerable and his first reaction was to reach for the gun and fire in order to protect himself. However, looking at what his neighbours had to say and assuming they are indeed telling the truth, it begs the question of whether or not he was actually under the impression that there was an intruder that posed an immediate threat to his life. Also, shooting four times (if that is indeed the number of times he shot her) is overkill in my opinion, he could have fired 1 or two shots to ensure that he was no longer under threat so he could call for help. Studies have shown that people tend to overkill when the victim is someone they know. But then again, there are two people that know what really happened, one of them has passed on and only the one that's left knows what really happened... I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Condolences to the lady's family.

      Getrude - 2013-02-14 17:35

      He felt vulnerable in the gated community? Oh please, stuff that.

      Getrude - 2013-02-14 20:01

      He felt vulnerable in the gated community? Oh please, stuff that.

  • biancav.sa - 2013-02-14 20:40

    Extremely sad indeed. All signs point to homicide besides motive? He had a string of beautiful women waiting in line, plus the couple were not even together that long. If it was intentional the huge question would be "WHY?"

  • sango.jika - 2013-02-15 07:08

    That's what happens when you keep guns in your household. At list Jub Jub will have a celebrity friend in prison.

      GregandShaz - 2013-02-15 08:37

      Don,t blame the gun....a person has to pull the trigger, it can,t do it bt itself

  • carol.brand.5030 - 2013-02-15 08:58

    his Dad said :"I don't know nothing"?? Really? and :"it would be extremely rude and obnoxious to speculate". really? Where are these people from? Obviouisly English is a problem. Really?

  • nyamgotaD - 2013-02-15 09:06

    interestingly,de majority are sympathizing with Oscar & not the young beautiful lady murdered.How satirical south Africans are.The famous and de rich are alwz placed above de law.RIP beautiful gal.

      Iglecious Thando - 2013-02-21 10:58

      wow I wish I was the magistrate I think Oscar Pistorious deserve a life sentence because what he did is unacceptable and he is using an excuse that he thought that it was a thief,mxm come on OSCAR,we as the young generation expecting you as our elders to do great things so that we can learn from you.

  • Kalibanache - 2013-02-15 10:30

    Sad? I would be unable to breath, devastated and probably need serious medication, Just saying :)

  • matsutle.aphane - 2013-02-15 11:05

    i just want to know the truth nothing but the truth ,,,! what really pushed this man's to pull the trigger????? its so SAD,,!

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