"Oscar insulted the Zumas"


Murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius allegedly insulted President Jacob Zuma's family while at a night club in Sandton, The Star reported on Tuesday.

Johannesburg businessman, Jared Mortimer claims that Pistorius insulted Zuma's family and his friends resulting in an altercation on Saturday night.

"I took that personally because I am very good friends with a member of the Zuma family," he said.

Oscar Pistorius was quoted in thejuice.co.za as saying his family was influential:  "My family owns SANDF. Zuma works for us. I’ll piss on Zuma,” Mortimer said.

Mortimer claimed Pistorius was intoxicated and kept poking his chest while they were talking. Mortimer then pushed Pistorius away from him and the murder accused fell over a chair.

The club's bouncers helped Pistorius up, but were asked to remove him after he "had a confrontation with another man", Mortimer said.

Sapa reported on Monday that the athlete was at the club and that Pistorius family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess gave a different version of events.

She said her client was at the VIP section of the club when he was approached by a man who had since been identified as Mortimer.

"The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial," said Burgess.

Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. He claims he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her dead through a locked toilet door at his Pretoria home.


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