Oscar Pistorius murder trial: 24 hours to go
Tomorrow Oscar Pistorius will stand trial for the Valentines Day murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
JOHANNESBURG With just over 24 hours to go until Oscar Pistorius stands trial for murder his family has closed ranks with the media, saying they will be supporting him during this time.
While he claims the shooting was a case of mistaken identity, the state argues it was murder.
On Saturday Pistoriuss family released what they claim is their last statement until the case is concluded.
Pistoriuss uncle Arnold says they wont be commenting on any media reports linked to his nephews personal life.
He describes the looming court appearance as a very serious trial and says the merits of the case must be left to the courts.
The statement was published on the Blade Runners website, hours after footage of him firing the gun, which hed apparently used to shoot Steenkamp with, at a shooting range was posted by various media.
The family also reiterated its support for Pistorius and says they love him and believe in him.
They have also chosen not to clarify if reports Pistorius is dating a 19-year-old from Pretoria are true.
Meanwhile, the final technical tests of equipment have been conducted at the High Court in Pretoria ahead of the trial on Monday.