Blade Runner's sister slams media over birthday visit

Reports claim that prison regulations were flouted when Aimee and Carl visited Oscar for his birthday.

FILE: Reports claim that prison regulations were flouted when Aimee (Pictured) and Carl visited Oscar for his birthday. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

PRETORIA - Convicted killer Oscar Pistorius's sister Aimee has lashed out at the media on Twitter, for what she has termed false and irresponsible reporting about her brother's birthday visit in prison.

The athlete celebrated his 28th birthday on Saturday, with Aimee and his brother Carl at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre, where he's serving a five-year prison term.

Happy birthday to my dear brother

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Aimee Pistorius says she and Carl visited Pistorius for a mere 45 minutes to deliver gifts of toiletries and letters.

They showed him birthday balloons through a glass divider because they're only allowed non-contact visits.

She has dismissed Sunday newspaper reports that prison regulations were flouted and that her brother was receiving preferential treatment, including being treated to a cake.

She says her family are respectful of the rules, and while the prison's officials are courteous, they are stern.

1/5 I am dumbfounded at the false and irresponsible reporting in some newspapers today.

2/5Facts: Carl & I had a 45 minute non-contact visit with Oscar yesterday as all our visits have been non-contact thus far, per regulations

3/5 My brother received NOTHING that was not allowed by prison regulations for group B prisoners. No cake or perishables present at all.

4/5 In fact, he only received toiletries and letters on his birthday and we took some balloons to SHOW him through the glass divider.

5/5 We are respectful of the rules. The correctional officers have been courteous but stern - as their position requires.

She didn't address the allegation that her and Carl's cars were driven into the facility by a prison official.

Correctional services spokesperson Logan Maistry says they're investigating the allegations made in the report.