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Bid to close fake Oscar Facebook page

Johannesburg - Ahead of the start of his murder trial on Monday, supporters thought Olympian Oscar Pistorius had taken to Facebook to thank his fans for supporting him. But it was a hoax.

Within hours of the posting, @OscarHardTruth tweeted that the Oscar Facebook page was a fake and they were attempting to get it shut down.

On Monday, on Oscar Pistorius-Official, liked by more than 400 fans, the message was: Thank You for the continued support and words of encouragement during this difficult time. Credit: FACEBOOK

The last time followers heard from Pistorius was on Valentine’s Day, the anniversary of the shooting of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, when he released a statement on Twitter.

On Sunday, on Oscar Pistorius-Official, liked by more than 400 fans, the message was: “Thank You for the continued support and words of encouragement during this difficult time.”

Fans also put up messages of support on the page.

Under a picture of Pistorius, Danny Ah Hing wrote: “Just because I support Oscar… doesn’t mean I don’t have empathy for reeva’s parents and family and the heartache they are going through.”

Anika Huhn wrote: “Oscar, I believe that God has already forgiven you for what you did, I also forgive you because my whole life you were my Hero and forever you will stay my Hero… ”

Another fan, Elizabeth McGill, said: “ For over a year, every week, 6pm SA time, a group from around the world meet for prayers/meditation for both families… We will continue through this dark and tragic time! God Bless you, Reeva, and both families.”

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