Oscar Pistorius ends social-media silence with four tweets

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 20:20

Zee Media Bureau

Oscar Pistorius broke his silence on social networking site Twitter last night posting four tweets related to prayers and Bible passages.

Pistorius, who had not posted anything through his personal account since February 14 this year, began his social media session with a passage from The Bible that read in capitals “THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED”.

The Blade Runner followed it with a photo collage, in which he was seen smiling with several young amputees.

It accompanied with the words: "You have the ability to make a difference in someones life. Sometimes it`s the simple things you say or do that can make someone feel better or inspire them."

The 27-year-old then put up a snapshot of a passage from the book `Man`s Search for Meaning` written in 1946 by Viktor Frankl who wrote about his experiences as a concentration camp inmate.

The passage reads: "I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.

Pistorius didn`t post any more tweets on Monday, however on Tuesday, he posted yet another pic – this time of a a photo of the sun shimmering over a river with the following prayer: "Lord, today I ask that you bathe those who live in pain in the river of your healing. Amen."

Pistorius is currently standing trial for the murder of his moden girlfriend Steenkamp, who was shot by Pistorius in the couple’s home in Pretoria, South Africa.

Steenkamp was in the bathroom when she was shot three times by Pistorius. The paralympian has pleaded not guilty, claiming he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.



First Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 20:20

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