Oscar Pistorius was this morning found unconscious in his cell at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre and has been rushed to the Kalafong Hospital. His condition has been described as a life threating condition as he is currently in comma. Pistorius was alone in his cell the night before the incident occurred.
The former Paralympian was admitted to hospital about 2 weeks ago with injuries to his wrists.
I was reported the wounds were self-inflicted and reports suggested blades had been found in Pistorius’s cell.
However, Pistorius told authorities that he was on his stumps in his cell in the night when he slipped in water on the floor and sustained cuts and bruises from broken coffee mugs. Pistorius’s brother, Carl, also rejected reports of self-injury, insisting that he was “doing well given the circumstances” and was “in good spirit”. Describing the reports as “completely untrue and sensational”, he said: “He slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious.”
Pistorius was sentenced for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at his home in an upscale Pretoria neighborhood in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013, a killing he says was an accident, after he mistook her for an intruder, but one the prosecution called a deliberate act after the two had an argument.