PR company 'drops' Oscar Pistorius

Last updated 00:00 08/03/2013
Oscar Pistorius
ACCUSED: Oscar Pistorius enters the Pretoria Magistrates court for another day of proceedings.

Relevant offers

World

Cecil the lion's brother Jericho killed - reports Donald Trump's companies sought visas to import at least 1100 workers Biden's late son urged him to run for US presidency - NY Times Firefighter dies battling Northern California wildfire Palestinian youth dies after West Bank clash with Israeli troops Two earthquakes strike off Queensland coast Bin Laden family's private plane misses runway, crashes killing four in UK MH370: Debris 'definitely' from lost flight, says Malaysia Airlines Charleston shootings: Dylann Roof pleads not guilty with death penalty looming Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State

A South African public relations company says it will no longer represent Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete charged with murdering his girlfriend.

Janine Hills, the head of Vuma Reputation Management, says the Pistorius family is in a "stronger position" to handle media issues, but that her company will continue to provide guidance.

Hills said in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that a "handover process" had been underway since March 1.

Pistorius, who was freed from police detention on bail, shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day. He says he mistook her for an intruder.

Prosecutors believe he shot her intentionally after the couple had an argument.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content