As he waits to find out whether he will be found guilty of murder, Oscar Pistorius has been accused of being drunk and aggressive in a fight at a nightclub.
The Olympian, who has been standing trial over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was allegedly involved in a spat with racing driver Jared Mortimer on Saturday, and poked him in the chest aggressively.
Mortimer said he went into the VIP club in the Sandton area of Johannesburg and was introduced to Pistorius, who allegedly began listing mutual friends he felt had "betrayed" him and boasted of his family's influence.
Mortimer said Pistorius claimed his family "owned" the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and would "piss on" president Jacob Zuma.
“He was going on about how influential his family is and how connected they are," he told South African website Juice.
"He even pulled out his phone to show me pictures of armoured cars. He said ‘My family owns SANDF. Zuma works for us. I’ll piss on Zuma.”
Pistorius then said "I'll always get the better of you," according to Mortimer, claiming he also grabbed his neck while talking to him.
Mortimer said he then pushed Pistorius to the ground, at which point bouncers intervened. Pistorius then left the club.
But the Paralympian's version of events was very different, claiming Mortimer tried to "aggressively engage him on matters relating to the (murder) trial".
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"The individual in question, according to our client, started to aggressively engage him on matters relating to the trial," his spokesperson said.
"An argument ensued during which our client asked to be left alone.
"Oscar left soon thereafter with his cousin. Our client regrets the decision to go into a public place and thereby inviting unwelcome attention."
Pistorius will learn his fate next month, when a verdict in the trial will be returned. Pistorius claims he fatally shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.
But the prosecution claims he shot her deliberately after they argued.
He faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the murder.Suggest a correction