Oscar Pistorius races canned

2013-02-18 07:13

Johannesburg - All future races paralympian Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in have been cancelled, his agent said on Sunday.

"I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races... to allow Oscar to concentrate on the upcoming legal proceedings," his agent Peet van Zyl said in a statement.

"[As well as] to help and support all those involved as they try to come to terms with this very difficult and distressing situation."

Van Zyl went to visit Pistorius in the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria on Sunday.

Pistorius was arrested on Thursday after his 29-year-old girlfriend, model and law graduate, Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in his Pretoria home.

The 26-year-old 'blade runner' is currently in police custody.

Van Zyl said his visit was to offer his support to Pistorius and to " briefly discuss racing matters given that his key focus is defending himself against this serious charge".

The cancelled races include IAAF World Championships in Russia, Australia, Brazil, America and England.

"Regarding sponsors and partners, I can confirm that at this point in time, all parties are supportive and their contractual commitments are maintained," he added.

"They have said they are happy to let the legal process takes its course before making any change in their position.

"On Oscar's behalf, we, as his management company, would like to formally thank the thousands of people who have sent supportive messages which have come from all over the world."

Van Zyl said he could not answer any questions relating to the legal proceedings.

Pistorius has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court on Tuesday for a formal bail application.

Steenkamp will be cremated in a ceremony closed to the public and the media in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Pistorius' family and management company on Friday disputed claims that the he had murdered Steenkamp.


  • karen.glautier - 2013-02-18 07:23

    His track career is 'on hold'?? Like Reeva's life?? #justiceforReeva

      zaflyaway - 2013-02-18 07:44

      How can you be so heartless and judgemental you shameless buffoon! Before you and the likes of you crucifies someone, rather wait for justice to take it's course. And it will, one way or the other. There IS a possibility that it might have been an accident...who are you, the God so many religious freaks on this sight likes to quote all the time in defence for their own shortcomings?

      gershon.hutchinson - 2013-02-18 07:44

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-02-18 07:53

      @Flyaway - EASY. The agent is about to do himself because the biggest cash cow in SA sports history has messed up so completely. "I have decided to cancel" - no mate, the police have already made that decision for Oscar.

      karen.glautier - 2013-02-18 08:10

      @Flyaway, she was shot in the hip, she ran to the bathroom and was subsequently shot three more times. Her head was also smashed in and there was a bloody cricket bat in the bedroom. There were only two people in the house and she was in her pajamas. She is dead, he claims he didn't do it! Yes, I'm pretty sure I'm the buffoon

      TDMaffodi - 2013-02-18 08:19

      Ur ryt Karen his behavior was uncalled for. Y didnt he let go.

      tshepo.maganedisa - 2013-02-18 08:20

      @Flyaway you are living in your world, that thing that you smoke is no good for you

      marcella.dlamini - 2013-02-18 08:20

      What happened to innocent until proven guilty. The media is cashing in on this whole saga. Judge him once the charges have been proven. Regarding the bat and battered skull, police have denied issuing a statement on this. So for now, it is just hearsay. Let justice take it's course and then thereafter be free to crucify him if he is guilty.

      pjthesecond.eldest - 2013-02-18 08:21

      Wow Flyaway, take a chill pill. Karen can't help that you are to silly to connect the dots. - 2013-02-18 08:47

      What I am about to say will anger a lot of white South Africans but I don’t give a sh*t I will say it anyway. This Oscar saga has made me realize how demented some South Africans are especially in the white community. It seems some white South Africans will defend a murdering scum as long as he is white. Since the beginning of this sage ,I have been reading comments on various forums and 80% of the comments coming from white South African sympathize with Oscar. Some people say they sympathize with him because of the high level of crime in SA but I say BS.I know that the only reason why they sympathize with him is because he is black. If he was black ,the comments coming from whites would have been different. The ANC and Zuma would have been blamed and all black people have been painted as being barbarians. When Tiger cheated on his wife ,white south Africans rained unimaginable insults on him from day one but when lance Armstrong was accused of cheating they made excuses for him. They even accused the investigator going after lance of witch hunting. I am not sorry to say this, the South African white community if full of very sick people. People who have lost the ability to reason like normal human beings who know right from wrong. I can not for the love understand why any sane human will defend a monster who crushed his girlfriend’s skull with a cricket bat and then proceeded to fire 4 shots at her. I am sure News24 white mods will delete my comment as they will hate it.

      John - 2013-02-18 08:49

      Bashing of women and killing of women has to stop.......real man stand up......guilty or not this coward was a woman basher....

      nomen.nescio.9235 - 2013-02-18 09:41

      @xboxs guru. I am not one to comment on forums since very few people read it and I find it a gross waste of time and attention seeking behaviour most of the time. You are no exception. where are your sources? where are these so called forums? How many people read these forums? How many comment? How many "fake accounts" were commenting? Once you start answering these questions, your argument becomes invalid and void of any truth. Claiming all whites are racist is just as unfound as claiming all africans have lions for pets. Naive people may believe you but on further inspection it is unfound and void of truth. If you can supply proof for your claims, We can continue this debate. Otherwise keep your speculative and discriminatory comments for yourself.

      bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-18 10:04

      The IAAF cannot cancel races just because of Oscar, what about the other athletes?

      eden.vanderwiel - 2013-02-18 10:57

      Xboxs guru.Thats sick and racist of you to say something like that!! Im also white and all my WHITE and other race friends says that oscar is wrong and must be punished. Just like the guys who raped booysen, not because they were of other race,because they are wrong and not human just like oscar. Please pack your bags and immigrate somewhere else in yhe world. South africa doesnt need you

      louis.kriel - 2013-02-18 11:22

      Flyaway should realy consider doing just away!

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-02-18 12:03

      So sick of this oscar story already ... yawn ..

      jacowium - 2013-02-18 14:50

      Oh, I love it when chip-on-shoulders folks write, "I am sure News24 white mods will delete my comment as they will hate it" (xboxs) ...and then the comment doesn't get deleted!

      metsebeth - 2013-02-18 20:07

      Flyaway - Did justice take its course when Reeva (who ironically was a law-graduate) was killed? Like it or not he is the prime suspect who has previous allegations of murder against his name. So Oscar's career is on hold which cannot be compared to having your life taken from you. That's all Karen is saying. Judgemental? Heartless? Pot kettle and black darling...

      metsebeth - 2013-02-18 20:20 - great speach - completely irrelevant and based on the kind of research that comes from the appendage most used when playing on your xbox. Don't hold your breath for a Nobel prize sonny. Your Xbox will probably collect dust otherwise.

      viva.lebok - 2013-02-18 20:42

      @xbox guru: You are an idiot. Most perople on this forum believe Oscar is guilty and should be punished. But since you brought up race and that so many whites are sick, I would sugges that you call a police station and ask for the latest statistics on murders, rapes etc. You will be advised that more than 85% of these sick crimes are carried out by BLACK PEOPLE.....that would throw your theory out of the window.

  • hilola.selani - 2013-02-18 07:24

    Thank you!

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2013-02-18 07:25

    Well obviously his athletics schedule would be cancelled. A track meeting in moscow is the least of his worries now.

  • jeeves.eddings - 2013-02-18 07:27

    This whole thing is just so flippin sad. Dunno why humans have to cross the line like this.

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-02-18 12:07

      Does oscar even have gun license ? how can one own a gun if u cannot stand on your own 2 feet ?

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2013-02-18 07:28

    I think his career is over. He will certainly be facing some jail time depending on the outcome of the court case. Apart from that his image has been seriously tarnished over this incident. No amount of spin is going to change that. Even if he does get to make some sort of appearance he will be shadowed with tragedy and stigma wherever he goes.

      annelene.kammer - 2013-02-18 08:06

      You are right. Like I wrote before I am extremely sad about the events. I am sad for her and for him. And I do not know what happened except that whatever happened is a tragedy! But yes, even though I wish all could just be a nasty dream, he will will definitely spend some time in jail, no matter what the outcome. Even if he killed her by accident, his running career is probably over..

  • boereroo.jackman - 2013-02-18 07:31

    I'm only taking a shot in the dark here but I don't think racing is really on his mind right now

      ohbizz.chabata - 2013-02-18 09:26

      I'd say you could take 4 shots in the dark and you would still arrive at the same conclusion

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-18 07:31

    I've heard that this moron wants us to pray for him. You know asses like these are forcing us to vote Malema for President so that he can chase them into the sea!!

      susan.scheepers.39 - 2013-02-18 08:23

      And by "them" you mean who? - 2013-02-18 08:29

      I vote for you.

      darren.raath.5 - 2013-02-18 09:00


      sthaby.k.m - 2013-02-18 09:12

      hehe @ Susan he means, white people, don't act dumb

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-02-18 09:22

      You are most welcome to come and try and chase me into the sea. But it will be my body you will through into the sea and I will be taking you and a few of your friends with me to hell

      niel.walt - 2013-02-18 10:23

      Thats what u need to get through ur thick skulls, if you kill someone ur not black or white, youre a murderer, if you steal, youre not black or white, youre a thief! Theres more black on black violence and killings than the other way around so chasing people into the sea because of race wont solve anything, judge and prosecute people for what they are and you'll start making progress

      deidre.petersen - 2013-02-18 10:55

      No, your own idiocy, lack of common sense and ignorance is forcing you to vote Malema for President. In actual fact, due to his actions and the history of Presidents in this country, you would have to be a criminal to be President. So in actual fact, I would say Oscar for President! #kindlynotemysarcasm

      eden.vanderwiel - 2013-02-18 11:00

      How about the guys who raped Booysen!! Oscar must pay for what he did.If that happens what you want to then say hello to the new and worst Zimbabwe

      ditoare.gypsy - 2013-02-18 22:37

      Ngesizulu uyahlanya, ndesixhosa uphambene, kase tswana wa tsenwa, in afrikans jy is mal, in english you are mad. This is between you and oscar so stop this us and them of yours

  • cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-18 07:32

    seems like it was ROID RAGE this story gets worse by the day :-(

      crazie.chick.5 - 2013-02-18 07:38

      His legal team are reported to be claiming he forgot Reeva was staying the night and mistook her for a burglar when he was woken by a noise. Read more:

      cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-18 07:43

      let's hope all the facts are revealed soon... obviously we can't believe everything we read in the news

      niel.walt - 2013-02-18 09:35

      How the hell do u forget theres a bikini model at ur house? It wasnt roid rage, it was an idiot with a gun.

  • - 2013-02-18 07:37

    Like there was any other option?

  • annelene.kammer - 2013-02-18 07:38

    When I look at the voting poll asking what the public thinks happened, it seems that most people feel he is guilty as the police suspects. I myself feel totally lost and numb. I have always had the greatest respect for him but I also thought of her as a lovely and beautiful and talented lady and I am very sad about her death. I really do not know why I am so personally affected by this whole saga, I do not know these people any better than most other South Africans. Still my mind keeps on wandering back to the terrible circumstances. I just wish I could wake up and all that has happened was just a figment of my imagination.

      mothercitysme - 2013-02-18 08:50

      Anneline, I feel the same way. RIP Reeva. My wish is for truth for Oscar and peace for her family and friends. Also love being sent to Oscar's family.

      ohbizz.chabata - 2013-02-18 09:39

      I accept that this story in isolation is quite shocking but guys when you consider the RSA society then this is just another crazy incident of crime as the others we get everyday. Respectable members of the community do such despicable acts everyday. Business people, sports persons, media personalities and the average Joe on the streets. If Oscar was a part of our sick society then maybe it is possible that he may have been one of the sickly people. I dont mean that I sympathise with him...I am just saying that taking away the fact that he is widely known, there is nothing that excludes him from potentially committing a crime

      JuditVictor - 2013-02-18 12:33

      Annelene, I would love to know (am not being facetious - am really just curious) as to WHY you had such respect for him. Is it because he was an athlete, and that he WON some stuff? I don't understand fully the word respect. It's bandied about a lot. People stand in very long queues because they "respect" their politician of choice and I stand bewildered and think... how do they know for sure that this guy doesn't beat his wife to a pulp. You have to finish a sack of salt with something to be able to say now here's someone I really honour. Isn't it? You also one came first. The sperm that became you, really beat thousands of other sperm. That's a feat and a miracle. So some people do it on a smaller scale outside of the womb. So what?

  • leon.young.9003 - 2013-02-18 07:42

    If his grandparents die because of stress and shock he should be charge for murdering them too.Death to all rapists and murderers!THY SHALL NOT KILL!

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:04


      leon.young.9003 - 2013-02-18 17:57

      Yea depending on the translation but its not about thy or thou its about murder also it should be charged not charge rather keep to the issue than worry about petty crap

  • teri.bosmanbekker - 2013-02-18 07:43

    Naha - Not ON HOLD - it is OVER for him. no matter what this outcome - it will never be the same for Pistorius from here.

  • Steven Macheke - 2013-02-18 07:46

    i did not hear a single member of the pistorius family sending their condolences to Reeve's family. the next thing they r saying their son is not a murder. oscar from hero to killer. u know that u killed that girl no matter wat ur management or family say you r a killer.

      karen.glautier - 2013-02-18 08:12

      His father sent condolences to the Steenkamps on Thursday.

      pjthesecond.eldest - 2013-02-18 08:17

      Steven since when have you been answering the Steenkamp family's phones?

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:05

      steven do you also believe everything in the YOU magazine? and is days of our lives a real life drama?

      JuditVictor - 2013-02-18 12:27

      Steven, I agree with you. He himself phoned a friend (nooo not the police, a friend) and SAID: I Killed my baba. That is an admission. What are these people on about? His father talks about the instincts of an athlete. Surely some of those instincts should be of an honourable nature? We had REAL burglars with AK's (4 of them) and my husband fired warning shots and they ran away. THAT was his instinct. AND we don't live in the safest estate in the whole of South Africa - really let's face it, where you CAN sleep peacefully at night. People on other sites compare him to Lance Armstrong. What Lance did was like being a sunday school teacher compared to THIS guy!

  • kznshark - 2013-02-18 07:51

    Reeva paid the highest price. A career cannot compare to a life.

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:05

      well it can actually. van gogh made more money after he died

      metsebeth - 2013-02-20 13:51

      Nyiko, you have just put a price on a human life??? Is any amount of money worth a human life?

  • Jimmy - 2013-02-18 07:51

    If someone has done wrong will he or she be able to can it or not. Some people can an some can't.

  • jcistheman - 2013-02-18 07:56

    Of all the desperate Oscar headlines this one is the worst. Realty Sport24, we never would have guessed it....

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-02-18 08:00

    To the majority of the morons that commented on the article if u want air an opinion go stand on the f@@@@@ main road the comments must be relavent to the article .......... idiots

      Delene Labuschagne - 2013-02-18 08:43

      Trevor Moller why do u carry on the way u do? each person has the rite 2 say as they please we must read your sh@tty remark and thats fine hey? growup u idiot !!! haha feels good 2 tell smebody off.....

      Adeeb Saban - 2013-02-18 09:00

      Free speech Trevor. So here's my two cents worth, go f@$k yourself

      JuditVictor - 2013-02-18 12:38

      So why are YOU commenting?

  • ferdi.preller - 2013-02-18 08:05

    Oh okay...what is the alternative? "Dear sir, can you please grant our only paraplegic athlete special leave from jail to enjoy the freedom of his career and please his sponsors?" Yeah right! Pardon the pun but I think his career got shot in the foot abruptly! Did not know that logic became newsworthy overnight...

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:06

      there is no pun, because he has no feet

  • nadine.vanrensburg.52 - 2013-02-18 08:05

    As the story is already hard to believe.... Just gets bat?..Steroids...? Telling his sister she came to surprise him... SO hard to process this horrible incident.. This will show the justice system at the end... If he gets away here to "crime rate increases by 40% in South Africa in 2013"...will be the next heading..

      karen.glautier - 2013-02-18 08:13

      She was apparently in her pajamas, surprise him?

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:07

      she was apparently in a balaclava and overalls see what i did there karen? i just made that up like you did

      Bob - 2013-02-18 09:25

      It wasn't made up, Ralapella.

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 10:08

      right boob and my name is right there no the screen and yet you can't spell it - what a knob

  • lydonmcg - 2013-02-18 08:09

    LOL as if he has a say in the matter.

  • timothy.crowley.14 - 2013-02-18 08:10

    He has also been canned!

  • deidre.petersen - 2013-02-18 08:13

    I'm sorry, shooting someone 4 times is no accident... dropping a fork is an accident... spilling a glass of milk is an accident... You don't just accidently manage to wound someone multiple times with a gun and just so happen to kill them....

  • pjthesecond.eldest - 2013-02-18 08:14

    Peet van Zyl says "I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races. Geesh Peet it is not like you had many options.

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-02-18 08:16

    According 2findings thus far it appears the only running Oscar will b doing is around the penitentiory block?? So be it??

  • malcolm.luther.90 - 2013-02-18 08:19

    Oscar Pitstory, should we feel pity for you. You stunned the World with your athletic,bold and courageous attitude, but you shamed us with your gun. Don't come with da 'Devil made me do it' nonsense, it has been overused.

  • alex.richards.94064 - 2013-02-18 08:21

    He cannot go as the SAP would have withdrawn his passport anyway.

  • tom.carrington.395 - 2013-02-18 08:21

    Oscars career will never be the same again

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:08

      thanks for that revelation

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-02-18 12:16

      thanks for info tom

  • siphiwe.mishack - 2013-02-18 08:28

    This guy who support oscar its simply me he says what oscar did was ok for killing this girl,, but it looks like oscar is above the law

  • mbulelo.bikitsha - 2013-02-18 08:29 was always inevitable. Eish...Oskido, nc nc nc...

  • Mphotse Mpofu - 2013-02-18 08:35

    send the guy to Botswana

  • stanley.mabunda.5 - 2013-02-18 08:35

    SOME white morons would would be thinking of living the country if this crime was committed by an AZANIAN

      Bob - 2013-02-18 08:51

      * leaving. There, fixed that for you.

      nyiko.ralapelle - 2013-02-18 09:09

      azania was actually central/east africa. please educate yourself. and most white morons who have left this country are perfectly happy where they are because they dont have to deal with the likes of you

      jamesvdlinde - 2013-02-18 09:18

      Ag shame stanley - cant you like to learn to spell first... what an idiot...

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-02-18 09:27

      numbnuts!!!!!!!!!!!! idiot

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2013-02-18 08:37

    Me thinks his last race was when he ran all the way from being a star to become a killer .

  • Shane Prins - 2013-02-18 08:41

    amazing that most support is coming from WOMEN for the killer. just dont cry wolf when ur turn comes...

  • ronnie.v.peet - 2013-02-18 08:44

    flyaway you idiot, it is pretty obvious he murdered her

  • Siza Mbele - 2013-02-18 08:51

    I don't understand what Pistorious's family mean when they say he didn't murder Reeva. Who did then? Was there another person in the house?

      metsebeth - 2013-02-18 19:49

      ... who just happened to shoot her with his gun and bash her skull in.

  • Bob - 2013-02-18 08:57

    A career down the drain! Maybe he can join the Proteas after doing his time... he seems good at hitting things with a bat.

  • mpho.abrams - 2013-02-18 09:01

    @Flyaway - ur the same person who joins these "support Oscar" groups, just because he is a celeb and inspired a lot of people does not make him exempt to judgement and justice, sure innocent until proven guilty but there were two people there that night and one of them is dead, evidence does not lie, if he was an ordinary person would you be so supportive. Wake up!

  • fmvalo - 2013-02-18 09:09

    accidents do happen but how do you explain an accident of 4 shots???? i wonder if thiz pple who buy guns get some training to use them maybe if he did he would have targeted the leg or hand she would be still alive.

      JuditVictor - 2013-02-18 13:32

      actually apparently 6 shots. 4 hit the mark. He had plenty of training - he used to go and train often.

  • augusto.lugoboni - 2013-02-18 09:15

    Another pointless article. Talk about stating the obvious. Besides, its difficult to take part in a race when your feet are in shackles.

      desiree.v.jacobs - 2013-02-18 09:26

      He has no feet Augusto, would be hard to put his blades in I have decides to not judge, less I be judged...we let the media feed us a lot of crap, and we believe everything they say,. The only two persons who knows what happened is Oscar and Reeva, The truth will come out..what is sad is that once again people are using this as a racist colom, if he is guilty, he will get his punishment,,its sad that 2 lives has been destroyed, isnt it...My heart goes out to the 2 families, a beautifull girls life was ended, and a young man's career and life has ended. everyday I drive on the road, I wish i could shoot taxis, or push them of the road, does that make me less of a, indeed not. I was lucky, in so many ways, I wanted to shoot my husband many years ago, does that make me less of a It was by Gods grace that I am where I am.. lets just pray for these families, that God will be gracious toward them.

      augusto.lugoboni - 2013-02-18 09:35

      I agree Desiree. Some news24 trolls will always turn everything into a racist argument. Pathetic ignorant and immature in my opinion.

      bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-18 10:09

      I have yet to see knee handcuffs

      deidre.petersen - 2013-02-18 12:35

      I agree Desiree... Funny enough,it's never the "whites" or "coloureds" that turn things into race arguments and politics, if the two really differ at all in the eyes of some people, yet we are the racist ones....

  • jamesvdlinde - 2013-02-18 09:15 you are on misinformed idiot... I think he did it, surprise I am white... have you read all the demented jokes being sent around about Pistorius... seriously, if there is one person loving to ride the stereotypical band wagon it is you, get over yourself, grow up and move on...

      phakamani.s.mbatha - 2013-02-18 09:51

      I am black and agree with you james 100%. I never saw his comment when black folks were supporting JubJub when he killed those kids. We don't need racist comments

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-18 12:51

      Eish Phakamani and James, Jub Jub is just another asshol* that I wish can die in prison because he tried to take advantage of those helpless and poor families because he is Jub Jub with pounds on his bank account and God proved him otherwise.

  • Hansie.Crook - 2013-02-18 09:24

    Canning the races for Skeet Shooting or Cricket in your next paralympics..??? I hope justice will be served..

  • biki.baraedi - 2013-02-18 09:24

    No 1 z above the law weathr u hv cash or nt bt wats left z justice 2 play its role bt am failing 2 undrstnd thz Oscar shot 4tyms..................

  • eric.martinsich - 2013-02-18 09:27

    Only Guilty once the law decides that

  • jiri.tichy.52 - 2013-02-18 09:44

    Please explain to me the following. Her skull was bashed in with the bat... she was wearing a sexy nightie... since when do intruders come with a figure like hers... since when do intruders wear a nightie... none are so blind as those that do not wish to see. He shot at her 4 times whilst she was wearing a nightie. He had time to get to his bat in order to hit her whilst she was in a nightie. Having done so he had time to fetch his gun and load it and fire at her whilst she is wearing a nightie... And he said was a mistake... she was wearing a nightie.... suggest the law ask for murder, attempted murder.. attempt to do bodily harm.. because he attacked her when she was wearing a nightie...suggest 100 years altogether in a prison where rape is common practice.. to teach him humility... he is a selfish piece of S..T who made it obvious.. If I cant have you nobody will have you. I Oscar the great am the alpha and Omega

      Trevor Moller - 2013-02-18 10:39

      I dont know what u smoking but how do u know she had a black sexy nighty on u have secret cameras hidden in his room

      candice.d.ervin - 2013-02-18 20:28

      Trevor, I'd love to know what you're smoking. No where does Jiri state the nightie was black. Those are YOUR thoughts, not his.

  • bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-18 10:04

    The IAAF cannot cancel races just because of Oscar, what about the other athletes?

      malcolm.luther.90 - 2013-02-18 11:30

      The most stupid comment I read, eversince I signedup to News24. Dude did u pass Grade R?

      jacowium - 2013-02-18 15:01

      Yes yes, a stupid comment but the headline is somewhat misleading. @ Bafana: only his participation is cancelled. It's seems trivial, I know, but I guess some paperwork is necessary anyway.

      candice.d.ervin - 2013-02-18 15:10

      Bafana, they're not canceling the races in general. They are canceling his races, meaning he will not be competing. It doesn't affect any other athletes. Maybe someone should have just explained it that way as opposed to the jackass with the sarcastic comment. I think SA suffers from enough negativity.

      ditoare.gypsy - 2013-02-18 22:03

      Mr Luther if you can go back to the article and read what is written not what you think, news24 wrote they cancel the races don't try to be a professor over mr Ndlovu. We read what is written

  • justin.erasmus.9 - 2013-02-18 10:18

    Black white,black white ,come on people. When race is brought up, it it is more often than not black South Africans.I think you guys and girls playing the race card have issues with your skin color. I am a proud white South African ,lets appreciate one another. it was very comforting to know that a black pastor drove all the way from Kimberley to go and pray for Oscar.This incident is verrryyy tragic and sad for all parties involved. So sad to see one person throw his whole life away and another beautiful person loose hers, Tragic tragic tragic....

      desiree.v.jacobs - 2013-02-18 11:14

      i agree, Im sick of this racist card being played. I have many black friends, dear friends, but never once did they say its because this person is white..they all are shocked and praying for the families. every morning i drive from PTA North, we are pushed of the road by taxis and black people with their big expensive cars, ignoring road rules..but do I swear and shout at them, NO..they are ignorant of other peoples safety...where is the racism in that... give the families a break.. let them deal with this horrible tradegy, stop giving your 2 cents about this...leave it to the law,

  • nettaagape - 2013-02-18 11:47

    We forget that muder is not only by the guns it is also by our mounth! How many people have you killed today? I have also done things today Im not sinless. Are you???

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-18 11:59

    "All future races paralympian Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in have been cancelled, his agent said on Sunday." No Mr Journolist. The races are going ahead. Oscar's participation has been cancelled.

  • leande.nel - 2013-02-18 12:01

    Like everyone making all these sh*tty comments was standing in that house and saw what happened. It’s sick to see how people judge others without even having a clue what is going on! A family has lost a daughter, sister and friend and all you think about is what crap you can write everywhere. It’s a shame to know we living with people like this every day!

  • eddy.jenkins.10 - 2013-02-18 12:19

    Reeva lost her life which is the most important issue here. RIP REEVA . She seemed like such a beautiful lovely lady inside and out. My personal opinion is that Oscar is guilty, however who am I to say as none of you or I know the facts. That's what the courts are for. Most of what you see and read in the media is total rubbish, made up to sell papers so stop being so gullible and believing everything you read.