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Pistorius's career will suffer - manager

Oscar Pistorius’s manager says his client’s planned races this year will be put on hold.

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius at an international press conference at the Olympics. Picture: SA Sports Picture Agency.

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius's manager Peet van Zyl said on Sunday his client's career will suffer for the foreseeable future as several of his races and obligations would be cancelled.
 
Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day. 

He was detained at the Brooklyn Police Station on Friday after his appearance at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. 

His bail application was postponed to Tuesday. 
 
The Blade Runner’s family insists the killing was a mistake and not premeditated murder, which is what the state is planning to argue. 

Pistorius's manager Peet van Zyl visited his client at the police station this afternoon. 

Van Zyl joined Pistorius's legal team and family, but said he would not speak on the Blade Runner's emotional state.

He said a full list of the events and races in which Pistorius will no longer participate will be given to the media later tonight or tomorrow morning.

“The nature of my visit was on a professional manner to discuss his career and the plans we had made for this year. But I was also here as a friend to give him my moral support.”

The manager also said the athlete received messages of support from across the world.

Meanwhile, Steenkamp’s family said the model’s body is back home in Port Elizabeth. 

A private funeral has been planned for Tuesday, after which Steenkamp’s body will be cremated at the Victoria Park Crematorium.

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