Crime: Oscar Pistorius’ Family Member Robbed In Pretoria


The wife of  Oscar’s Uncle Arnold, Lois (59) was robbed on Wednesday at her upmarket home in Pretoria by intruders.

The incident took place after she arrived home from a shopping trip around 15:50.

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Pistorius family spokesperson Johan van Wyk confirmed that Lois’ housekeeper and a security guard were pinned to the wall during the incident and that the hoodlums immediately fled the scene in a black car stationed outside the house.

Investigations into the crime have since been launched by Brooklyn police. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said police will also unravel whether the intruders followed Lois from the shopping mall.

Paralympics blade runner Oscar Pistorius was once housed in the family’s upmarket home. He lived there after he was released on parole from Kgosi Mampuru prison in 2004.

His release came a year after he was jailed for the murder of his 29-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on February 2013, whom he mistook for a burglar.

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

Parole conditions handed down to the sprinter include: abstaining from alcohol and drugs or touching guns and undergoing psychiatric treatment.

He was also permitted to leave the house to go to work or to run the occasional errand. A parole officer, at the time, was assigned to check in regularly with Oscar.

His trial started on 3 March 2014 and after 6 months, precisely in September, Judge Thokozile Masipa overturned the murder charge to culpable homicide. She also found him guilty of reckless endangerment with a firearm at a restaurant.

On 13 October 2014, the sentencing hearing began, with witnesses for the defence recommending a three-year community sentence (correctional supervision) with 16 hours of community service per month.

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Not satisfied with the case, the Supreme Court of Appeals, in 2015 overturned the culpable homicide verdict and found Pistorius guilty of murder.

On 6 July 2016, the leading South African sprinter was sentenced to six years by South African renowned Judge Masipa for the murder.

In August 2016, Pistorius allegedly attempted to take his life, by cutting off a part of his arm. After Investigations and thorough search in his cell room, a blade was found the same day.

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