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  • 15 July 2014, 14:11

Oscar Pistorius In Row About Trial At Nightclub

Oscar Pistorius has been involved in an argument at a nightclub in Johannesburg, but has denied claims it was a "bar brawl".

The South African Paralympian said he was approached by a man at The VIP Room, days after the final evidence was heard in his trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius claimed Jared Mortimer "aggressively interrogated" about the trial during the row.

Mr Mortimer, a businessman, told local media that Pistorius insulted his friends and began poking him in the chest.

Pistorius' spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said the incident, on Saturday night, was not a "bar brawl".

"We can confirm that Oscar was at the said venue with one of his cousins," she said in a statement.

"They sat in a quiet booth in the VIP section 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. Oscar soon thereafter left the club with his cousin.

"My client regrets the decision to go to a public space and thereby inviting unwelcome attention."

It comes after Pistorius broke his silence on social media by posting a series of messages on his Twitter account on Sunday.

In them, he posted a collage of himself posing with children and uploaded a passage about how a man in "utter desolation" can still "achieve fulfilment".

Pistorius, 27, claims he heard an intruder in his house and "in fear for his life" approached a closed toilet door and fired four shots through it on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He said he thought Miss Steenkamp, 29, was still in the bedroom when he opened fire.

Pistorius' defence wrapped up its case in the trial last Tuesday.

The double-amputee, known as the Blade Runner, will be back at Pretoria High Court on August 7 for closing arguments.

The judge will then retire to consider the verdict, which could take several weeks.

Pistorius faces between 25 years and life in prison if found guilty.

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