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Pistorius to report to police station

It will be first time since he was freed on bail

  • AFP
  • Published: 15:48 February 25, 2013
  • Gulf News

Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, South Africa’s sporting hero who has been charged with murder over the killing of his girlfriend, on Monday is due to report to a Pretoria police station for the first time as part of his bail terms.

Pistorius is due to report to the Brooklyn police station in eastern Pretoria before 1pm (1100 GMT) in what will also mark his first public appearance since being released on bail on Friday.

The 26-year-old double amputee athlete known as the “Blade Runner” was released on one million rand (Dh414,215) bond and has to report to the police every Monday and Friday between 0500 GMT and 1100 GMT.

He is due back in court on June 4.

Prosecutors charge that Pistorius killed his girlfriend, 29-year-old model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp, at his upmarket Pretoria home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in a premeditated killing.

The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter denies the charge, insisting that he repeatedly shot at Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night having mistaken her for a burglar.

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