Oscar Pistorius has sold the Pretoria home where he shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.
May 29,2014(ISN) – The house, in the gated Silver Woods Country Estate community in the east of the city, has been valued at 5 million rand (£287,000/$481,000/€354,000) and was put on sale in March as the South African struggles to cope with legal fees as his murder trial continues.
It has been reported his lawyers are costing the six-time Paralympic gold medallist 95,505 rand (£5,452/$9,121/€6,700) a day.
Estate agent Ansie Louw, who managed the sale of the house, said that “one of the offers has been accepted and a transfer process is underway”.
Lawyer Brian Webber has confirmed an offer to buy the athlete’s upscale villa in the Silver Woods Country Estate had been accepted, although he declined to identify either the buyer or the amount it was sold for, until the process is finalised.
Pistorius is accused of murdering Steenkamp after shooting her multiple times through a bathroom door.He claims to have done it by mistake after mistaking her for an intruder.The house in which the incident took place has featured in the trial on several occasions, as both the prosecution and the defence have attempted to work out exactly what happened, while various neighbours in the Silver Woods area have also testified.Due to bad memories, Pistorius has said he “cannot contemplate ever returning to live in the house again”, and he has been living with his uncle ever since the incident took place.The trial is expected to continue for some time yet before a final decision is made, with Pistorius currently undergoing a mental health evaluation requested by prosecution lawyers.