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Pistorius involved in bar altercation

By Sapa | 2014-07-15 06:55:45.0 | COMMENTS [ 114 ]

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation at a trendy Sandton club over the weekend, his spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday.

Anneliese Burgess said her client was at the VIP section of the club when he was approached by a man who has since been identified as Jared Mortimer.

"The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial," said Burgess.

The paralympic athlete is charged with murdering his law-graduate and model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. He claims he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her dead through a locked toilet door at his Pretoria home.

The State, however, claims he shot her following an argument.

Elaborating on Saturday's incident, Burgess said: "An argument ensued during which my client asked to be left alone. Oscar soon thereafter left the club with his cousin."

Eyewitness News (EWN) reported that Mortimer claimed Pistorius was drunk and had insulted him and his friends before poking him in the chest.

Mortimer said he pushed Pistorius and he fell backwards on his feet and onto a chair.

According to EWN, bouncers intervened and stopped the brawl.

Officials from the club -- the VIP Room -- which is at the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton, have denied the incident.

Spokesman Perry Mermigas admitted that Pistorius was at the club, but denied that anything out of the ordinary happened.

"We are not aware of this," Mermigas told Sapa.

"[Pistorius] was there but there was no altercation and if there had been, we would have known about it," he said.

Meanwhile, Pistorius regretted visiting the club.

"My client regrets the decision to go to a public space and thereby inviting unwelcome attention," said Burgess.

On Sunday, just several hours after the incident, Pistorius was active on social-networking site, Twitter.

He tweeted a Bible verse, a collage of pictures of his humanitarian work, and an extract from Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning".

The text reads in part: "... The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.

"In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way - an honourable way - in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfilment."

The verse from the Bible, Psalm 34:18 reads: "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted".

This was the first time Pistorius had been active on Twitter since the one-year-anniversary of Steenkamp's death.

Back then he tweeted: "No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved -- and continues to love Reeva."

"The pain and sadness -- especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends consumes me with sorrow. The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

Last week, the defence closed its case in Pistorius's trial in the High Court in Pretoria. Final arguments are expected to be heard on August 7.

Pistorius insulted Zuma family

Murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius allegedly insulted President Jacob Zuma's family while at a night club in Sandton, The Star reported on Tuesday.

Johannesburg businessman, Jared Mortimer was quoted in the paper claiming that Pistorius insulted Zuma's family and his own friends resulting in an altercation on Saturday night.

"I took that personally because I am very good friends with a member of the Zuma family," he said.

Mortimer claimed Pistorius was intoxicated and started to poke him in the chest while they were talking. He then pushed Pistorius away from him and the paralympian fell over a chair.

The club's bouncers helped Pistorius up, but were asked to remove him after he "had a confrontation with another man", Mortimer said.

Beeld newspaper carried a picture of Mortimer shaking hands with former president Nelson Mandela on its front page on Tuesday.

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Oscar Pistorious, Jacob Zuma, Mathunjwa, Malema, Irvin Khoza, shreder, Momma c, Skomora, Oldlady, Mshovekamnadi, vendaboy, Danny Jordan, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, King Mswati, just to mention but the few must go to jail now, and Tokyo, Ramaphosa and their comrades for killing Chris Hani,

2014-07-15 07:16:19.0 | 12 replies
2014-07-15 07:33:40.0 | 0 replies
2014-07-15 07:46:14.0 | 0 replies


Hahahahahahahahahahahaha just one of them days one logs in nje to LOL ai ai @cazi liek ruri ruri now #deadncreamted

2014-07-15 07:59:18.0 | 1 replies


kwakwkawakwa haai

2014-07-15 11:39:42.0 | 0 replies


@ Cazi. No man! you will have to take out MommaC and Oldlady12 from the list, in goes Sinudeity and Hosh6. Those two should have been in jail long time ago.

2014-07-15 08:08:27.0 | 0 replies


very serious allegations!

2014-07-15 08:11:18.0 | 0 replies


looool. You cannot send these people to tronk (incl. Sinudeity and Hosh6) without also some friends to talk to. RobinX and Dzel. I will visit and bring cake for all Sowetan friends/criminals in jail

2014-07-15 08:38:47.0 | 2 replies


Mamlamb0 - A cake with a little something-something :P

2014-07-15 09:10:35.0 | 1 replies


Yes! a something-something to help you, because no medical parole for you.

2014-07-15 10:54:07.0 | 0 replies



2014-07-15 09:13:52.0 | 1 replies


So are we having fun yet, kiddies?

2014-07-15 11:39:32.0 | 0 replies


cazi - F*** jz and his entire family :P

2014-07-15 09:06:56.0 | 1 replies


lytie, they just want to send you to jail and you're already in prison mode, getting all excited over all the f***ng you all are going to do. Sommer the entire family. You're brave nè.

2014-07-15 09:12:04.0 | 1 replies


oldlady12 - I'll be a political prisoner, like snowden and assange. Or like one of my heroes, aaron swartz :P

2014-07-15 09:54:29.0 | 1 replies


lytie, you're white. In SA you can't be a white political prisoner.

2014-07-15 10:17:07.0 | 0 replies


@ cazi you just left out the most racists and stubborn blogger (pelo ya mgodoyi)

2014-07-15 09:32:36.0 | 0 replies


Hahahahahahahaha!!! What a good start for a day. Thanks for a laughter cazi, hahahahaha. SMH. Why do you have to mention my name with the like of MommaC, Oldlady, Mangosuthu, Pistorius, Zuma, skomora, Mswati and Irvin Khoza? You just made my day you fool, hahahahaha.

2014-07-15 09:39:13.0 | 0 replies


@cazi- Your avatar, is racist, hahahahaha

2014-07-15 09:40:08.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, I just noticed his avatar. I wonder where Dzel is.

2014-07-15 09:52:18.0 | 1 replies


Dzel is busy debating in the Motsoeneng article.

2014-07-15 09:57:20.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, aaaaahhh, you're saying he can't multitask then.

2014-07-15 10:02:24.0 | 1 replies


Huh? Did I say that? Maybe he is not interested in this article.

2014-07-15 10:13:49.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, that sounds better. Maybe yes. He normally avoids articles where he might have to rap a brother over the fingers.

2014-07-15 10:18:22.0 | 0 replies


@cazi why did you leave Mzabalazo mara, she is belongs to jail moss. Lol, what a joke, lol

2014-07-15 12:51:28.0 | 0 replies


Kwaaa take out MOMC and oldlady where is touch2020 ?

2014-07-15 13:49:24.0 | 0 replies


This Jared Mortimer is a blatant liar. This is unreasonable that you can approach a man and question them about such painful past occurences and yet spew sh!t claiming that they are the ones who drew first blood. To Osccar: though you are not debarred on attending social gatherings, but please keep your profile as low as possible. The more you are seen in public, the more you are going to face intimidations

2014-07-15 07:28:26.0 | 0 replies


This Oscar thing is very arrogant.Mara why is this murderer not in prison?

2014-07-15 07:46:22.0 | 1 replies


He is white and rich, that why!

2014-07-15 08:11:53.0 | 0 replies


This sociopath knows no end. Always in some sort of agressive brawl, and always blaming the other party.

2014-07-15 07:47:45.0 | 0 replies


its nice to be rich nerh you do something in a drunken stupor and someone else who was not even there has to spin it living large ne

2014-07-15 07:55:16.0 | 0 replies


Oscar clubbing during this crucial time of the trial, this moron should have known better, he always regrets anything he does..idiot

2014-07-15 07:57:20.0 | 0 replies


I have had enough of Oscar to last me a lifetime....send the guy to jail and we can focus on Zuma again

2014-07-15 08:01:51.0 | 0 replies


Oscar the less said bout you the better... COMMON SENSE aint common clearly

2014-07-15 08:02:34.0 | 1 replies


Eish!! MellowY. You should get yourself a nice avatar, sort of, nice fully figured and curvy woman with only a G-string to cover what we call..ummmmm... ok.

2014-07-15 08:25:04.0 | 1 replies


Hawu mara kganthe whats wrong with my pro pic now? Curves, gstrings etc iyoh

2014-07-15 08:40:25.0 | 0 replies


Votsek Oscar,

2014-07-15 08:04:52.0 | 0 replies


wonder if in his bail condition he was allowed to go to night clubs!

2014-07-15 08:22:07.0 | 1 replies


My thoughts exactly.

2014-07-15 11:41:34.0 | 0 replies


Well we haven't heard all accounts of the story. Its hard to say what went down. No news here!

2014-07-15 08:40:22.0 | 1 replies


Maps1, I think OP has already established a pattern. There was the restaurant gunshot incident. The gun in the car incident. The other ex he bliksemed with a door incident, the Reeva murder, and now this. I feel very safe in believing that he, once again, looked for trouble.

2014-07-15 08:45:31.0 | 2 replies


Haikona Oldlady everyone will provoke him since they know what he is capable of(temper) and it will be like he is the guilty part on all occasions. I don't think he would be that dumb to insult Zuma or anyone else after what he is currently going through. I have a strong feeling he was provoked.

2014-07-15 09:15:22.0 | 2 replies


wat is he doing in public i wud slap him 2 if i happen to come across him i hvnt 4gave him 4 wat he did n surely that club has cameras the footage will be out soon we wil c wat really happend nje.

2014-07-15 09:25:15.0 | 1 replies


Slap him? O tla go tshwara ka zombie stopper, a go fapantsha le pula, hahaha

2014-07-15 09:44:10.0 | 1 replies


lol no1 wud do dat to a lady

2014-07-15 09:46:46.0 | 1 replies


Re bua ka Oscar. You have a short memory. Wa gopola o entseng Reeva?

2014-07-15 09:59:09.0 | 1 replies


lol ketla mothlathlamolla maoto b4 ke mo clapa

2014-07-15 10:14:05.0 | 1 replies


LOL. Wa sokelana ne.

2014-07-15 10:15:08.0 | 1 replies


hahahaha my safety 1st hao

2014-07-15 10:21:56.0 | 1 replies


@kelly:Kopa number mtwana

2014-07-15 11:08:34.0 | 1 replies



2014-07-15 12:21:23.0 | 0 replies


Maps1, the other incidents I mentioned was before the Reeva murder. That should tell us a lot.

2014-07-15 09:37:05.0 | 1 replies


Maps1, also, this Mortimer seems to be connected in high places. I can understand the common Piet Pompies trying to provoke him, but not the likes of Mortimer.

2014-07-15 09:40:03.0 | 1 replies


Wat? Mortimer is a thug. You think just because he met Mandela he is a saint of some kind? making head-up-your-arss assumptions again.

2014-07-15 11:02:58.0 | 1 replies


Mamlambo, bit of a difference between a saint and a person with some common sense avoiding sh!t in public. Of the 2, OP is the one with the public violent altercation record.

2014-07-15 11:23:41.0 | 0 replies


Pattern? Hahahahaha. When I said you have a certain pattern, you were so defensive.

2014-07-15 09:43:16.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, twisting things again. I was not defensive. I simply said that my pattern still does not prove YOUR point.

2014-07-15 09:53:18.0 | 1 replies


Twisting? Even that time I said you were being defensive. That's when the argument or debate started. Anyway, we have gone past that day. Let's move on and stop quibbling over trivialities. It was just a reminder of what I told you.

2014-07-15 10:02:16.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, sure, twisting. And even that time you did not read properly.

2014-07-15 10:03:16.0 | 1 replies
2014-07-15 10:16:37.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, less beans and more fibre normally help to reduce spasmodic f@rting. My doctor gave me some wonderful tablets for my problem.

2014-07-15 10:20:22.0 | 1 replies


Suck my di'ck

2014-07-15 10:35:26.0 | 1 replies


Shredder, I tried my best, but I can't find it.

2014-07-15 11:09:20.0 | 1 replies
2014-07-15 11:42:47.0 | 1 replies


Mdala, why do you like to budge into conversations that do no concern you, you old twit?

2014-07-15 14:19:03.0 | 2 replies



2014-07-15 14:24:45.0 | 0 replies


Shredder, I'm still trying to find it.

2014-07-15 14:47:42.0 | 0 replies