This vignette from early 1999 at Constantia Kloof Primary School in Roodepoort, near Johannesburg, sums up the childhood of Oscar Pistorius - never left out, surrounded by friends, often the centre of attention. Last year, he was the focus of attention during a six-month trial after shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door.
29.12.2013 - Steenkamp Standing a few feet away in a crammed courtroom, Oscar Pistorius appeared much smaller than I remembered. Thinner […] inevitable that they would one day mourn their ageing statesman. The way South Africa is losing the Oscar Pistorius it once had […] and adored could be more traumatic. Reeva Steenkamp shooting Oscar Pistorius South Africa theguardian