Pistorius’ house to be turned into party palace

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng high court on Wednesday. Photograph: Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images
FILE PIC-Oscar Pistorius Photograph: Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images

The luxury home where sprinter Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is being turned into a party house where “hot girls can invite themselves”, according to its new tenants. Business partners David Scott (33), and Kagiso Mokoape (23), are to move into the villa in Pretoria two-and-a-half years after the Paralympic champion shot dead Ms Steenkamp there on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Pistorius sold the pad last year for around £250 000, reportedly to cover mounting legal bills. This was around £100 000 less than the asking price. After struggling to let out the villa in the gated Silver Woods Estate, its new owner, mining consultant Louwtjie Louwrens, has finally found some tenants to enjoy its three garages, five entertainment areas, a pool and jacuzzi.

The condition of the house is said to have deteriorated in the 18 months it stood empty. But Scott and Mokoape appear happy to let the house, which has now been extensively renovated. South African TV channel Netwerk24 were shown round by the new tenants. While supping cans of beer, Scott told the channel: “We’re going to decorate the house in honour of what happened here. And then we will invite people over.”

He added: “This is definitely an entertainer’s house. Oscar bought this house to entertain.” “Hot girls can invite themselves,” Scott jokes as he surveys the swimming pool. — The Independent.