Carl Pistorius solicits support for Oscar in jail – and proclaims ‘love wins’ as fans respond
TMG Digital | 2017-01-30 08:57:07.0
“Had a great visit with @Oscar Pistorius yesterday. Thanks to everyone who sent wishes – you are awesome! #lovewins‚” Carl tweeted on Monday. File photo
Image by: Foto24 / Herman Verwey
Jailed Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius had a “great” jail visit by his brother Carl on Sunday‚ during which he was given messages of support from around the world including fans locally as well as in Britain‚ Austria and Iceland.
The former Paralympic star is serving time in Tshwane’s Atteridgeville Correctional Centre‚ which has facilities to accommodate his disability. He was sentenced to six years imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.
“Had a great visit with @Oscar Pistorius yesterday. Thanks to everyone who sent wishes – you are awesome! #lovewins‚” Carl tweeted on Monday.
“I’d love to share more‚ but people have a sick way of twisting things. We live in a broken world‚ and broken people inflict pain upon others.”
Carl Pistorius had solicited messages from Oscar’s fans ahead of the visit‚ tweeting:
I’m seeing @OscarPistorius on Sunday. I’ll send everyones best wishes – I’ll write down all your names on a list for him to keep.
— Carl Pistorius (@carlpistorius) January 27, 2017
He received 268 replies‚ 25 retweets and 301 likes.
Michele Welch [email protected] shared‚ “Thank you Carl‚ He’s always in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless” while Elfi Vor [email protected] posted‚ “Always in my thoughts and prayers xx Greetings from Austria” and Elizabeth McGill [email protected] commented‚ “You are family‚ with you to the end”.
Hettie Wells Berlyn tweeted: “You are first on my prayer list in the evenings and during the day. We will always be there for you”.
Dianne Doris Vermaak Charlsley sent a motivational message to the ex-athlete: “Oscar ..sending you hugs and best wishes..hang in there..stay strong and be positive XoXo”.