Pistorius spending time with Steenkamp`s friends

Updated: Apr 12, 2013, 12:09 PM IST

Johannesburg: The family of Paralympic sprinting star Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has said that he has been spending time with people who were close to his girlfriend.

According to a family statement, the double-amputee South African runner has been spending time in places where he and Steenkamp spent time together, adding that Pistorius has been consoling himself with the memories he had with Steenkamp, News24 reports.

The statement also said that Pistorius has been interacting more with people outside his uncle Arnold`s home in Pretoria, where he has been staying since he was released on bail in February.

Meanwhile, Pistorius has said that he is `deeply disturbed` by comments from some of his fans, saying that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp `deserved to die`.

According to Pistorius` family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess, Pistorius was furious when he found out about a group of his fans on Twitter calling themselves the `Pistorians, who were making those comments, and ordered a statement to be released condemning them.