June Steenkamp Warned Oscar Pistorius She Would Wipe Him Out if Daughter Harmed

Oscar Pistorius can proclaim his love for Reeva Steenkamp all he wants, but her mother, June Steenkamp, has a slightly different version of their relationship before he murdered her on Valentine’s Day in his home. June Steenkamp said she threatened Pistorius when her daughter phoned her from his car to complain he had been “driving like a lunatic.”

Mrs Steenkamp appeared on a documentary screened on Channel 5 last night in which she recalled the conversation from the car phone. “She was afraid, she was so afraid,” she said. “I said, ‘Will you just give him the phone’. She gave the phone to Oscar straight away. I said, ‘Listen, if you hurt my baby in any way I will have you wiped out’.”

Mrs Steenkamp said that after the incident, her daughter had phoned her again and had spoken about rows with Pistorius, whom she had been dating since November last year.

“She said, ‘We’ve been fighting; we’ve been fighting a lot’. She didn’t elaborate about what they’d been fighting about,” Mrs Steenkamp disclosed in the documentary, Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter? produced by Shekhar Bhatia.

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Mrs Steenkamp also revealed that in her younger years, her daughter had painted a picture of a man with a gun threatening a “terrified” woman with angel wings and a ladder beside her “going up to heaven”.

“Reeva painted these pictures when she was 14… but we never really realised what they were about,” she said. “If you look at it now it’s clear as anything that this is a premonition.” Source: Telegraph

Oscar Pistorius’ trial has been postponed until August after the magistrate granted the prosecution’s request for the delay.

Oscar Pistorius’ Dad, Henke Pistorius, Blames ANC for ‘White Levels of Crime’ in South Africa

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Oscar Pistorius’ Dad, Henke Pistorius, Blames ANC for ‘White Levels of Crime’ in South Africa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The family of Oscar Pistorius is distancing itself from a racist comment made by the paralympian’s father,  Henke Pistorius, who was quoted by the Telegraph, saying the f family owns hand-guns for self-defense and suggesting that the ruling ANC party shares the blame for “white levels of crime.” The ANC has called the comments racist. In other words, Henke Pistorius believes the ruling ANC government is not protecting white South Africans adequately.

Arnold Pistorius, the athlete’s uncle, has issued a statement saying that the family is “deeply concerned about the comments made by Oscar’s father, Henke Pistorius, to the Telegraph about the family using its weapons to defend themselves against crime in South Africa, and especially about his comments that the ANC government is not willing to protect white South Africans.” The statement was released through the family’s public relations machine. 

The Pistorius family owned 55 guns, the local Beeld newspaper reports. “Some of the guns are for hunting and some are for protection, the hand guns. It speaks to the ANC government, look at white crime levels [sic], why protection is so poor in this country, it’s an aspect of our society,” The Telegraph quotes Henke Pistorius as saying.

ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said the party “rejects with contempt” Henke Pistorius’s claim that the government was not willing to protect white people.

“Not only is this statement devoid of truth, it is also racist. It is sad that he has chosen to politicize a tragic incident that is still fresh in the minds of those affected and the public,” he said. Source

Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, February 14, claiming he thought she was an intruder.  Was it “white levels of crime” that prompted Oscar Pistorius to discharge his gun in a restaurant?

Old habits die hard. The truth always rears its ugly head. Henke Pistorius seems to harbor racist views that white are the only victims of crimes, presumably at the hands of blacks in South Africa and should get special treatment. Wasn’t Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia murdered recently in Daveyton. Was the due to “white levels of crime?” It would seem statistics don’t bolster Henke Pistorius’ claims, since blacks bear the brunt of the crime committed in South Africa. Well, so much for his “white levels of crime” theory. Shameful and yes, racist.

 Oscar Pistorius Dad, Henke Pistorius, Blames ANC for White Levels of Crime in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail by Magistrate Desmond Nair

Oscar Pistorius bail decision:  Magistrate Desmond Nair is in the process of making a decision about granting Oscar Pistorius bail in the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. He said “bail can only be granted if he is convinced the defendant meets three criteria – he will not flee the jurisdiction; he will not try to intimidate witnesses; he is not himself a dangerous person,” BBC reports.

OSCAR PISTORIUS GRANTED BAIL BY MAGISTRATE DESMOND NAIR

I don’t think anyone expected Oscar Pistorius not to be granted bail, considering that the state did not prove its case why he should be kept behind bars. This is a throwback to the O.J. Simpson case in which Mark Fuhrman and others bungled the investigation.

After four days of combative hearings, a South African magistrate on Friday granted bail for Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee track star accused of murdering his girlfriend, in a case that has horrified and fascinated the nation and much of the world.

The magistrate said Mr. Pistorius did not represent a flight risk and was not likely to interfere with state witnesses. “The accused has made a case to be released on bail,” he concluded, while the prosecution had not established a case for detaining him. Pistorius family members in the packed courtroom shouted, “Yes!”

Magistrate Nair set bail at 1 million rand, about $112,000, and ordered a series of conditions before the case was adjourned to June 4. Mr. Pistorius was told to relinquish firearms and passports and to avoid his upscale home in a gated community where he shot to death his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what he has called an accident and prosecutors have called premeditated murder. The home is now a crime scene.

The unusually tight restrictions on Mr. Pistorius also included a prohibition on making contact with witnesses. The athlete was further told that he could not leave the Pretoria area without official permission and could not use drugs or alcohol while the trial is pending. He was instructed to report to a police station twice a week. Source

The only thing I found disturbing was the celebrating in the court by members of Oscar Pistorius’ family. Reeva Steenkamp was murdered and there is nothing to celebrate. That was in poor taste and insensitive on their part. He may be free now, but there is a court case looming and no matter what the outcome, Oscar Pistorius will always be remembered as the man who killed Reeva Steenkamp. That’s a sentence he isn’t likely to escape, no matter how the magistrate rules in the trial.