Oscar Pistorius House Where Reeva Was Killed, Now To Serve As Weekend Party Venue

The house where Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is set to be used as a party venue by two businessmen. The pair have insisted there was “no disrespect” over their plans for the building in Pretoria, South Africa.

Beers in hand, business partners David Scott, 33, and Kagiso Mokopane, 23, were seen in a footage giving a tour of the property where they intend to host parties on weekends, claiming it is perfect for entertaining people.

They will be renting the house from owner and mining consultant Louwtjie Louwrens, who bought the house for 4.5 million rand (£220,000).

Pistorius had to sell the property to pay for mounting legal fees during his trial.

Ms Steenkamp, a model and reality TV star, died when Pistorius fired four shots though the bathroom door at his home on St Valentine’s Day in 2013.

The 28-year-old said at his trial he believed there was an intruder and that Ms Steenkamp was in the bedroom at the time.

The judge accepted his version of events and cleared him of murder, but he was found guilty of culpable homicide and jailed for five years.

The Paralympic gold medallist was given an additional three-year sentence, suspended for five years, for firing a gun in a restaurant.

He was set to be released on parole in August, but this has been delayed.

Standing in front of the crime scene, Mr Scott insisted: “It’s not too soon. No disrespect to anything that happened.”

He said: “We can decorate the house in honour of what happened here and then we’ll invite people over.

“This is definitely an entertainer’s house, Oscar built this house to entertain.

“Hot girls can invite themselves.”

Mr Mokopane said: “We really enjoy life, entertainment but work comes first obviously, but every weekend it’s going to go down here. Find me here, find us here, Silver Woods Country Estate.”

He added: “I feel bad for Reeva’s parents and you know my heart goes out to her family, indeed. What he did was wrong, it was never supposed to happen that way.”

Prosecutor: Pistorius being Portrayed as ‘Victim’

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was cross-examining Pistorius’ agent, Peet van Zyl, on the second day of a sentencing hearing in South Africa for the double-amputee Olympic runner who was found guilty last month of culpable homicide by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a “poor victim” ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday.

Van Zyl was called to testify by Pistorius’ defense lawyers, who are arguing that Masipa should be lenient on the multiple Paralympic champion, who they say has suffered emotionally and financially after the shooting. Van Zyl testified Monday regarding what he called Pistorius’ extensive charity work before the Feb. 14, 2013 shooting death of Steenkamp and said that Pistorius had now lost all his product endorsements because of the killing. Cross-examining van Zyl, Nel said “You view Mr. Pistorius as a poor victim of this case,” which Van Zyl denied.

Pistorius, 27, could receive a fine and a suspended jail sentence or as many as 15 years in prison.

Oscar Pistorius’ Trial Judge Expected to Deliver Verdict

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South African Judge Thokosile Masipa will begin delivering her verdict on Thursday morning on the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

The South African track star is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013. Mr Pistorius says he mistook Ms Steenkamp for an intruder. The stop-start trial has lasted more than six months and included many moments of drama.

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These are some of the key moments in the case against Oscar Pistorius, which was led by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

The athlete has admitted firing the shots which killed her, but exactly what happened in his home that night lies at the centre of his murder trial.