Pistorius seen partying in Johannesburg

Sydney: Paralympian sprint star Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of shooting dead his model girlfriend, was spotted partying last weekend at a trendy Johannesburg hangout.

t was his first outing with friends since his arrest for the Valentine`s Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

According to a report, a "relaxed-looking" Pistorius was seen knocking back drinks at a party at an upmarket restaurant last Saturday.

His publicist, Anneliese Burgess, said the sprinter left the venue when "public interest became overwhelming."

Burgess said he then moved on to another restaurant, but left for the same reason.

According to the report, she said the outing was a way of "trying to reconnect with friends of his and Reeva`s".

One patron of the restaurant said the "Blade Runner" was seen downing shooters and being "flirtatious" before leaving.

The paper reported that Pistorius was at the first restaurant in a group that included a wealthy businessman friend.

They were watched over by bodyguards.