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Oscar’s house standing empty

Gauteng

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius’s possessions have been removed from the house in which he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Soon new owners could be moving into the home in Silverwoods Estate. The buyers reportedly paid R4-5 million for the house he no longer wants and can’t afford.

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Paralympian and murder-accused Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock while a ruling is made at the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday, 14 May 2014. Pistorius must be sent for mental observation, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Wednesday. Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He shot her dead through the locked door of his toilet in his Pretoria home on February 14 last year. Pistorius has denied guilt, saying he thought she was an intruder about to open the door and attack him. The State contends he shot her during an argument. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA/Pool

The Pistorius family has not commented on the sale or when the new owners might move in, but his lawyers indicated that Pistorius could not contemplate living in the home again.

They also said the sale was necessary because of Pistorius’s high legal costs.

Since the shooting of Steenkamp and throughout his trial to date, Pistorius has been staying with his uncle, Arnold.

The sale was done privately and eNCA reported that the new owners are a South African couple.

Pretoria News

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