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Police to oppose bail for Pistorius

2013-02-14 12:55

Pretoria - Police are set to oppose bail for Oscar Pistorius when he appears in a Pretoria court on Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at his home.

The woman was apparently his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Police spokesperson Denise Beukes spoke to the media outside the country estate where Pistorius lives on Thursday.

She confirmed that there have "previously been allegations of a domestic nature at Mr Pistorius's home".

Beukes said there are witnesses and neighbours who claim to have heard things earlier on Wednesday evening and when the shooting took place.

Police also expressed "surprise" at reports that the shooting was an accident.

"The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar," Beukes said.

"We were very surprised and those allegations did not come from us."

Beukes said police will reveal the reasons why they are opposing bail when he appears in court.

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

Comments
  • mkulisi.patso - 2013-02-14 13:05

    This seems less and less of an accident to me, the truth will eventually come out.

  • arthur.motsamai - 2013-02-14 13:11

    Cal me judgemental dnt care!criminal intentions are visible,aparently dey had a fyt prior 2 shooting,criminal,criminal

  • thandazab - 2013-02-14 13:11

    Oh No Oscar!!! No! Say it isn't so. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt bt eish it seems like he murdered her. I cnt describe my disappointment!

  • veldt66 - 2013-02-14 13:12

    U ar such a fool

  • Phiwe Maverick Mtila - 2013-02-14 13:12

    DUM!! DUM!!! DUM!!!

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2013-02-14 13:15

    That is good, I don't think he should get any special treatment because of his status. But I think his expensive lawyer will get him bail without to much problems.

  • tlotlo.phele - 2013-02-14 13:17

    I see disappointment from the holy people, I suppose we can blame the DA for doing nothing about it

  • tanya.booysen.94 - 2013-02-14 13:18

    Told u so criminals come in all colours ,shapes and sizes.let the law take its cause before we judge.condolences to miss steenkamps friends and family.strange that the people close to us are the ones that harm us!!!

      lubabalo.mooi.9 - 2013-02-14 13:30

      If they didn't put Oscar and lock him in jail after that and threw the KEY whereby no one is gonna find. I wll know don't there is no justice in South Africa! Just finish and klaar

  • samuelmasuku - 2013-02-14 13:19

    RIP Reeva, you had so much to do still. But cellphone records will reveal all [the truth]

  • jennifer.nda - 2013-02-14 13:19

    shocked,shocked,shocked,shocked,shocked,shocked,shocked,shocked and deeeply hurt and shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oscar pistorius!

  • zeenat.allie.16 - 2013-02-14 13:21

    Race rats....hahaha! Let the law take its course and we will soon have more detailed reports. I just can't believe how many morons create race rows regarding this incident. Maybe all of you race rats must come break into my house.... I will be sure to call Oscar for a sleepover....

      tanya.booysen.94 - 2013-02-14 13:33

      Don't do it he will shoot u

  • zongamele.keli - 2013-02-14 13:24

    what is going on with our sports stars?

  • tlotlo.phele - 2013-02-14 13:28

    @ zeenat lol invite Oscar he might shoot by mistake as well

  • phae.rayden - 2013-02-14 13:32

    Put useless hero worship goggles away and tackle this for what it is. Definitely no bail for him. He should be used as the perfect example of showing murderous abuse of women will NO LONGER be tolerated by any of us. Especially because of who he is, and especially at our countries newly awakened rejection of the passive acceptance of ignoring woman abuse. Love my @ss, we are not possessions!

  • naledi.seleke.1 - 2013-02-14 13:35

    Oscar has always displayed "short fuse" tendencies, I wouldn't be surprised if he really murdered her!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-02-14 13:36

    South African woman deserve justice. NO BAIL! NO EXCUSE!

  • movieguy13 - 2013-02-14 13:39

    But it was an accident...

      nhlamu.makariqa - 2013-02-14 13:42

      how do u know soo early i hope u nt defending de boy hey.lets leave dat 2 de justice dept 2 do dey job.

      arthur.motsamai - 2013-02-14 13:46

      Go watch a movie or sumthing!

  • arthur.motsamai - 2013-02-14 13:42

    He is a man with temper, remember wen he lost 2 brazilian @ de paralimpics he threw fit! Hope 4 his sake he changes his attitude killers like him r waiting 4 him in prison! Fact is he killed sum1 regardless of what he says.

  • mpho.c.moreki - 2013-02-14 13:44

    Lock that one legged bustard up.my heart and prayers go out to steenkamp family.How I wish I was there to protect this beautiful lady from this heartless monster.

      Joe FS ZA - 2013-02-14 14:14

      would you use that same language if Oscar was black? i suppose not.

      jones.mosima - 2013-02-14 14:34

      Joe, stop it, now now. The issue here is that this retarded, half man with no real legs, Has killed or shall I repeat myself He has murdered a very beautiful white lady, with a promising future Joe u must think before you comment hey. He's no worthy of any one's pity and respect. He has taken his respect the after shooting that poor woman's body. 1,2,3 and last four bullets. He's a monster. Even if he was black,brown,yellow,blue.... *He doesn't deserve to be among the community. 2lt Dr. Mo J

  • suzettekannemeyer - 2013-02-14 13:48

    No bail for Pistorius until the truth is revealed!

      Joe FS ZA - 2013-02-14 14:10

      That should count for all, not only Oscar

  • wendellkeith.jacobs - 2013-02-14 13:57

    Hi it takes two to tango .what did she do .

      Yandisa Rwaai - 2013-02-14 13:59

      Good question Wendell...But i dont think whatever she did constituted death!!

      phae.rayden - 2013-02-14 14:35

      WTF are you misogynist? Nothing she could have done gave him the right to do anything harmful to her. You need a crash course on how to me a man.

      manngo.thakhani - 2013-02-14 15:17

      What the hell man, are you saying saying she might have done something that made her deserve it? You're a piece of trash

  • jones.mosima - 2013-02-14 14:03

    That one legged bloody agent must be Locked and with no bail. I batch they gonna chaow this boys bums, Friendly advice: Bring some Vaseline oR KY jelly my boy. Enjoy your visit in prison boy. Cheers!!!!!

      claudj1 - 2013-02-14 14:08

      No one deserves to be in jail it was an accident and justice will be served can't believe you enjoying this!!!!

      cherie.meyer.77 - 2013-02-14 14:08

      Oh grow up

      jones.mosima - 2013-02-14 14:21

      @Claud, He killed/murdered justice must be served, I'm happy he is gonna pay for his deed,regardless of his fame. Elow Jails are built so that those who do crime( Those who Deserves to go to jail,must be jailed and be kept away from the community),I believe jail is the,for a corrective drill,so he killed,let him be locked @ Mrs Grow up- you the one hu must grow up, The guys he's a murderer,how can u be so heartless,so we mst feel sorry for him now, Nie. He's no different from the guys that killed Anene Booysen. Lock the disabled one down. We better off with ppl like him in this society. I can't believe u r supporting the Guy,aggg man. I can see crime has nevr affected u in any way.

      arthur.motsamai - 2013-02-14 15:31

      Hendrik Verwood shut de hell up, u blady agent!

      caswell.mnisi.9 - 2013-02-14 17:11

      Lol,U just made my day but justice must be served

      jones.mosima - 2013-02-14 18:00

      Andriek Van Vuuren, You just spoke like a typical small Boer boy. We need ppl like Pistorius, to solve small rats like you, Goeie four bullets in your Filthy brains. I'm sure you are one of those sick and poor ones.

  • rofhiwa.mothabene - 2013-02-14 14:07

    ma condolenses to the family!let the law take its cause,wsh he cn gt life imprisoment*pissed and angry*

  • nyikamn - 2013-02-14 14:10

    From the police cells he must go straight to prison and serve a life sentence , don't waste time and money going to the courts. And that must be a wake up call to all the gold diggers. I tell you she was with the guy for his cash. Damn mama, Oscar is a murderer, he must go share the cell with Jub Jub. Rainbow nation

  • Ayanda Welcome Sibisi - 2013-02-14 14:44

    Mmmh! DA must be blammed for this barbaric manner.

      shafeeka.peterssamsodien - 2013-02-14 15:02

      What does the DA have to do with this??...you are taking ingnorance to a whole new level! Lol!

      carlisle.lang - 2013-02-15 12:59

      yeah well you can't even spell that says everything...

  • hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-02-14 14:54

    When you buy gun is for your own security. The reason being you dont feel safe and you dont trust anyone. where he lives you ring the bell and anounce your self and the reason for comming. you dont just sneak in.. And creep. Because you will get a bullet

      abongile.ntlemeza - 2013-02-14 15:15

      i

  • george.mlambo.315 - 2013-02-14 15:00

    Nomatter how big or known yu r he should get the full might of the law

  • molatelo.m.masipa - 2013-02-14 16:35

    Self defence se moer!! Y ddnt he kick with his fake legs? Atleast she wud have bin bruised but still alive! Maafakha!!

  • eric.f.moloi - 2013-02-14 16:43

    From hero to villain

  • maphumas.van.ramothopo - 2013-02-14 16:59

    This fool must be hanged,How can one shoot someone four times in self defence? Death Penalty can solve this murderers.

      gracemoremi - 2013-02-15 06:44

      maphumas, when u suspect a burglary YOU dont shoot once..in case u miss. we dnt knw what happened neh? so when YOU get robbed, come back n tell us how u handled it.

  • caswell.mnisi.9 - 2013-02-14 17:26

    Too much speculations and too many stories. The police hurry up with the invistigations and let us know what really happened. And who said it was an accident as the police are refusing? This guy must be kept in jail till he tells the truth.The law must take its cause

  • koba.choabi.3 - 2013-02-14 19:23

    Good no bail should be granted

  • marian.swart.33 - 2013-02-14 21:35

    Good luck for the families on both sides!

  • lawwelolla - 2013-02-15 06:20

    Oppose a paraplegic to bail, but yet we let a rapist walk free after a lack of evidence. What is the justice system in South Africa coming too?????? Pathetic...

  • gracemoremi - 2013-02-15 06:40

    Oppose all bails relating to all other crimes. I've never heard of the police being this adamant. *peculiar*

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