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Pistorius in row at Johannesburg club

By Scott D'Arcy

Published 16/07/2014

Argument: Oscar Pistorius
Argument: Oscar Pistorius

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius got into a row about his trial while at a nightclub, his spokeswoman has confirmed.

The 27-year-old Olympic and Paralympic athlete was at the VIP Room in Johannesburg on Saturday night when he got into an argument about the trial with another man, reported by the South African Press Association (Sapa) to be Jared Mortimer.

The double-amputee's spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said Mr Mortimer "aggressively engaged" Pistorius, who is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

She said: "We can confirm that Oscar was at the said venue with one of his cousins.

"They sat in a booth when they were approached by an individual who has now been identified as a Mr Mortimer.

"The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial. An argument ensued during which my client asked to be left alone."

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