Oscar Pistorius Supporters From The UK, America, Germany And Even Australia Flew Into South Africa

This week, a number of supporters flew into South Africa only to hear that his sentencing postponed until June.

As Pistorius was leaving the court, a group of supporters held up placards and shouted: “Long live Oscar Pistorius”.

They call themselves, “Oscar’s Angels” and also had placards saying “Oscar was abused and bullied in front of the world” and “Trial by media”.

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius supporters hold banners as they protest outside the High Court for the postponement hearing in his murder case on April 18, 2016 in Pretoria.
Disgraced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will be handed down in June, a judge said during a brief hearing on April 18, 2016. Pistorius's conviction for culpable homicide over Steenkamp's death in 2013 was upgraded to murder on appeal. / AFP / MUJAHID
Supporters of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius hold placards outside the High Court in Pretoria ahead of today's postponement hearing on April 18, 2016. / AFP / MARCO

Posters with the words “global characterisation” and “human rights violation” and even a quote from Nelson Mandela was also spotted.

American citizen Elizabeth McGill was amongst the fervent fans. She flew in all the way from PhoenixArizona and told IOL: “We are here to support him. He is not a murderer; something simply went terribly wrong that morning (when Reeva Steenkamp was killed).”

Other supporters had come from the UK, Germany and Australia.

IOL reports that Heather Malcherczyk, another supporter who flew in from the UK, said they had not realised that it would simply be a postponement.

“I am not sure whether I will be able to afford flying back in June, as I live in England. But I will try to be here as I dearly want to support him.”

The group say they believe his murder conviction was a “miscarriage of justice” who was living in fear because he lives in a “violent country”.


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