Pistorius accepts offer on PTA home

The double-storey luxury home is estimated to be worth around R5 million.

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria on 9 May 2014 after day 29 of his trial. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius has accepted a purchase offer on the house where he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his attorney confirmed on Friday.

The trial adjourned today with Tom "Wollie" Wolmarans still under cross-examination.

The athlete is accused of murdering Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

The 27-year-old claimed he shot the 29-year-old thinking she was an intruder, but the state said it was premeditated murder.

Attorney Brian Webber says the registration of the sale and transfer process of his client's Pretoria East home is currently underway.

The double-storey luxury home is located in the Silver Woods Country Estate and is estimated to be worth about R5 million.

Webber says he's not at liberty to disclose the purchase price or the identity of the purchaser until the transfer has been concluded.

Pistorius issued a statement several weeks ago saying he was selling the property to pay for his legal fees, which are estimated to run in to several millions of rand.

The athlete has been living with his uncle, Arnold, in Waterkloof since last year's shooting.

Pistorius also faces gun-related charges for two separate shooting incidents, one at a Johannesburg restaurant and another from a moving car.

The athlete further faces a charge of illegal possession of ammunition.