In new BBC3 documentary broadcast on Monday 11 March 2013 night on BBC3 a close family friend, Mike Azzie, known as Uncle Mike to the 26-year-old Blade Runner, says Pistorius is tormented by memories of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, and talks about her constantly. Azzie also relates how Pistorius has had to sell his racehorses to pay his legal fees.
The Olympian is on bail while he awaits his next court appearance on June 4. Mr Azzie said: “He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is just a man that is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn’t know where he is going. I would say that, just speaking to him, that he is a broken man and that I would go as far to say that he would be on the verge of suicide. It really worries me.”
According to the documentary makers, Mentorn Media, police in Johannesburg said they have requested all records of phone calls and messages exchanged between Pistorius and Steenkamp on the day she was killed. Officers were also sifting through a “massive” number of texts on Steenkamp’s phone, producers said.
There are no plans for police to enter into a plea bargain with Pistorius’ legal team for a lesser charge, the programme-makers claimed.
The documentary also shows Steenkamp’s friend Gina Myers being followed by the cameras into her bedroom as she remembers the last time they were together.
“I was actually, I was doing my hair and she was getting ready for a meeting and I was getting ready to go to work,” she says. “And when she left she told me I was going to be awesome and that she loved me and then I ran out and then I gave her a hug and she left.”
Ms Myers says she wants people toÂ remember the 29-year-old’s integrity and beauty. “She was just the most incredibly bubbly person,” she says.
“You could feel it as soon as she walked into a room, you could feel her presence. She had this way about her. I promise you if you’d met her you would just say hello to her and she had this smile. You know your immediate thoughts when you see someone that beautiful is it’s impossible to have someone so magnificent on the inside as she is on the outside. But she really was.
“I want her to be remembered for the voice that she had and the things that she believed in and what she stood for. She had such an integrity about her and moral grounding. She comes from such a beautiful family.”
Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened? is on BBC3 11 March at 9pm. (Not in S.A)
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