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  • Oscar Pistorius update: residents in complex say there is CCTV footage of Reeva arriving at 18h15
    Posted by on Feb 15th, 2013

    The news that South African and global sports hero, Oscar Pistorius, allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend beween 4am and 5am yesterday morning has made headlines around the world today with several new developments coming to the fore.

    Two of the latest developments have come from reports by residents in the complex who have told reporters that there is CCTV  footage showing Reeva Steenkamp arriving at 18h15. The Sun (yes i know) is also reporting that one neighbour said she heard 3 shots followed by ten minutes of silence and then 3 more shots. The neighbour also said her husband is a doctor who rushed to the Pistorius house and tried to resuscitate Steenkamp.

    Those two reports paint a very different picture to initial stories that Pistorius had mistaken Steenkamp for a burglar and shot her 4 times. Police have already dismissed claims that allegations of Pistorius thinking she was a burglar did not come from them.

    Pistorius spent the night in jail after being charged with murder and his bail application is set for this morning when he will also find out if any more charges have been added to the murder charge.

    Brigadier Denise Beukes,one of the cops leading the murder probe, said she was surprised at reports the shooting was a mix-up. She also mentioned that “There are witnesses and they have also been interviewed this morning. We’re talking about neighbours and people that heard things that happened earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place.”

    This from Eye Witness News.

    The other report from The Sun *cough* saying that a resident heard 3 shots, followed by ten minutes of silence and the 3 more shots would completely contradict earlier infomation if proved to be true.

    Either way…it doesn’t look good for Pistorius at the moment. As much as i want things to turn out in his favour one can’t but help wonder why the police have so quickly charged him with murder and say they will oppose bail. They don’t just do that without good reason.

    Will keep you updated.

    Marco says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    No one has reported 6 shots!! No one!

    Get your facts straight before you start accusing. if you want to accuse before the time, the journalism isnt for you…

    Savage says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I’m not accusing anyone…merely updating what other news source have reported. Police have confirmed that Steenkamp was shot 4 times.

    Marco says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The South African Police Service Have Confirmed only 4 Shots were fired

    Savage says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Police confirmed she was shot 4 times. The forensic investigation is still ongoing so how many shots fired is still unconfirmed. One of my sources close to the Steenkamp family has even said 8 shots were fired.

    Briony says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    guys guys guys!!!! your editing is live…. very unprofessional…. Get it right…. remove your crossed out stuff

    Dominique says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Are you kidding me right now?

    Daniella says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    All so dodgy – me thinks the man is guilty as sin!! Such a shame – but more of a shame for the poor girls family!

    Robert says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    He is merely stating what The Sun said.

    Nick says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Marco, I am glad that you trust the SAPD so implicitly! You are a true South African Patriot!

    You are also naive and 10/1 backing your buddy out of misplaced loyalty.

    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Whether it was 4 , 6 , 8 … 10 bullets – the fact remains is that he LIED to everyone about it being a burglar when it wasn’t. She was `sheltering behind the bathroom door’. He shot NO warning shots if it was an `intruder’. He KILLED an innocent , defenseless woman on Valentine’s Day.

    I’m so NOT impressed by him.

    All I know is that he’s been trending for the last few days in a very very NEGATIVE light and when the justice system does enforce his punishment – it’s going to go more downhill for him.

    I’m unsure why the 2 of you fight on this platform regarding number of bullets.

    Yes, it’s tragic what happened to both of them. A loss of life. A downfall of a global hero.

    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    At the moment yes regardless of the evidence a young woman’s life has been taken and my heart goes out to her family and friends ,however, I think it’s ignorant to say
    this was no accident and that it was a secure estate and how could he have a gun. 90% of these comments are coming from foreigners. Let me explain something to you,
    people in south Africa live in constant fear because if someone gets into your property and your house the chances of your survival or not bring harmed are slim. 9 out
    of 10 times you will be killed or tortured in ways your minds can not even comprehend or think could be humanly possible. Old people, babies, children and people of
    all colours men and woman are raped, sometimes with objects like screwdrivers and beaten to death until their insides come out, have boiling water or acid poured onto
    them, get hacked, beaten stabbed or shot to death. As much as we love our country we live in fear with doors locked and guns by our bedsit because if it’s not the
    other persons life behind the door you taking it’s yours that’s lost. Police will take 2-4 hours to get to your house if you are lucky, “security guards ” who anyone
    can be only open and close a boom at the entrance of the estate they are not from the special forces or anything like the body guards you see on tv . They can be
    bribed for money or shot themselves. Electric fences, high walls and alarms do not stop these evil people from getting in and killing you. You have no idea how it is
    so how dare you judge south Africans for owning guns or shooting someone because they in your house. You don’t know how it feels to live in the kind of fear south
    Africans live in because it has probably never existed in your world. So do me a favour and offer your “opinion” if that’s what you want to call it somewhere else. And
    to the south Africans that are commenting such disgusting things on here, you are even worse, how can you jump to conclusions when you very well know how we live. A
    beautiful girl lost her life and If he is guilty of doing it on purpose he will pay the price, if he isn’t already. But mocking people’s disability really does show
    what kind of parents raised you doesn’t it. Look in the mirror, are you that insecure with yourselves that you have to mock peoples disabilities. Wow insecurity is an
    understatement. Justice will be served but until then let’s stop pointing fingers because you might be pointing a finger but three are pointing right back at you. Get
    all the facts before judging ” news flash” the media loves sensationalism, don’t believe everything you read it gets twisted according to one persons opinion. Half the
    stuff they have printed on this story have already been wrong and twisted. The truth will come out it always does so until then why don’t we all keep the judging to
    the judge.

    Chris says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Disregarding the Oscar comments, Deon what you are arguing is the same defense that gun nuts in the US argue. Before you start spouting on about safety in the home, Which is bullshit by the way, Gun’s in the home do not make you safer, in fact they make your home more dangerous(have a look at justifiable homicide rates compared to accidental deaths). You may feel safer, which is different than if you compare it to actual safety. The other thing it does is escalate the crime. If a criminal comes armed into your house and assumes you have a gun the chances of him doing more than robbing you goes up. So before you start going on about how guns make you safer have a good hard think about it without how owning a gun might make you feel. Then look at the statistics and see the reality of the situation. Owning a gun is not the answer, and remember if you have the right to own a gun so does everyone else. Your projection of fear and the situation is disturbing because the majority of violent crime does not happen in your neighborhood. It happens in places where you most likely seldom go. The problem in South Africa is that it has terrible youth unemployment and a lack of opportunity for people which leads to crime. It’s a socioeconomic problem and Guns my friend are not the answer.

    Laverne says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Hi Chris, I’m a 30 year old single mom of a little 7 year old girl. I live in a “white” area and even with our neighborhood watch – murder, rape and disfigurement still happens with a normal break in for a few valuables. And YES in “our” white area!
    We hear the gory details over the radio. I live in daily fear of something happening to my daughter, even with a braai on a Saturday afternoon is a risk I dont really want to take. So we all stay cooped up in our little house, with double burglar bars on the windows. Lock behind us even when we go out to hang the washing up or take out trash. Going to the shop or the mall i have my pepper spray and tazer ready for anyoen that might be waiting for me to get out my car to close the gate. Constant fear of not if its going to happen but when. I’m glad you feel so safe where you are. You are blessed.
    I wish I had a gun if it meant it could protect my daughter from being gang raped for my cellphone and R120 in my purse.

    Chris says:
    February 02, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Really Laverne, Have a look at the statistics of accidental death with regards to firearms. Your daughter is more likely to shoot herself or others than she would a potential burglar, It’s a statistical fact. It is also more likely that a robber will get a hold of your gun and use it against you. Ex: as you mention your purse we will work from there. Robber grabs your purse and finds you gun and now has the necessary tool to do any of the horrible things he wants. You really should look at the actual facts with regards to gun ownership. Maybe it makes you feel safer but the fact is, is that you are less safe by owning it and more likely to be involved in a gun related incident. As far as living in fear the sooner you realize that living in fear is a choice the sooner you are likely to be proactive about measures to rectify it. You are afraid because you choose to be afraid. I have lived all over the world in countries with more poverty and crime than South Africa and I can tell you fear is a choice and no gun will make you safer. That I can tell you without a doubt. Its just that you have chosen to discount facts based on false perceptions. I recommend a good self defense course if you are so afraid.

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