Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bailed Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius may return to training again on Monday

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius may return to training next week after he was released on bail on Friday following his eight days stay in police custody. Pistorius awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 
The South African athlete is currently staying at his uncle's house in the upmarket suburb of Waterkloof in Pretoria.

Although the 26-year-old will not be able to participate in any upcoming competition, his long-term mentor, Ampie Louw, said he was ready to resume training to get Pistorius’ ‘mind, sort of, clear’  Louw said-‘The sooner he can start with a bit of work, the better,’.  ‘We can start training Monday' he also added. 

Pistorius admits to firing the shots that killed his girlfriend on February 14th through a locked door but says he thought he was firing at an intruder, not the woman he says he loved

Pistorious bail conditions:

* He Must hand over 1 million rand: 100,000 rand in cash up front, and proof that the rest is available
*Must turn in passports and any gun that he owns
*Pistorius will remain in Pretoria and cannot leave without permission from probation officer.
*He cannot return to his home
*Must report to police station between 07:00 and 13:00 every Monday and Friday
*Cannot take any form of drugs or alcohol