Oscar Pistorius has successfully sold the house where the tragic incident involving the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, took place. The four-bedroom luxury home, located in the Silver Woods Estate, was sold for 4.5 million Rand ($420,000), a significant reduction from the original asking price.
The house was sold to Julius Malema’s cousin sister, Marry Malema.
Pistorius had previously attempted to sell the house in 2011 but withdrew it from the market due to a lack of buyers. At that time, the asking price was 6.5 million Rand, while Pistorius had testified during his bail hearing that the house was worth 5 million Rand.
Earlier this year, Pistorius’ legal team announced his intention to sell the house to cover the mounting legal fees associated with his murder trial.
The property has now been purchased by a mining consultant named Louwtjie Lourens. He expressed his plans to live in the house with his family upon retirement, but until then, it is expected that the property will be rented out.
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Lourens stated, “It is in a safe area, and everyone I dealt with was very professional,” in an interview with The Times newspaper in South Africa.
The house gained notoriety as the site of the tragic incident on Valentine’s Day last year, which led to Oscar Pistorius’ ongoing murder trial.
Final arguments in the trial are set to be heard in the coming week, after which Judge Thokozile Masipa will determine the timing of the verdict. Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs, maintains that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he fired four shots through the closed bathroom door, suspecting an intruder was inside.
The prosecution argues that Pistorius intentionally shot at Reeva Steenkamp, who was hiding behind the door. The prosecutor’s office has filed its final arguments with the court, indicating that they are ready to present their case.
IN OTHER NEWS: South Africa’s Speedsters: Top Ten Fastest Cars
Unveiling the Thrilling Lineup
South Africa, known for its stunning landscapes and diverse culture, has also become a playground for automobile enthusiasts. In this article, we reveal the top ten fastest cars that have hit the streets, giving adrenaline junkies an experience like no other. From the high-performance luxury beasts to the nimble speed demons, these cars offer the ultimate thrill ride. Let’s dive into the top ten fastest cars in South Africa.
1. Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Pure Adrenaline at Your Fingertips
Leading the pack is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, renowned for its exceptional power and speed. This German masterpiece can reach 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of 211 mph. To own this beast, expect to pay an estimated starting price of around R3,000,000.
2. McLaren 720S – British Elegance Meets Lightning Speed
The McLaren 720S is a blend of British elegance and lightning speed, clocking 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds. This supercar can be yours for an estimated starting price of R3,100,000.
3. Lamborghini Aventador S – Italian Exclusivity on Wheels
The Lamborghini Aventador S represents Italian exclusivity with a top speed of 217 mph. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, this luxury sports car comes with an estimated starting price of approximately R5,500,000.
4. Ferrari 488 GTB – Prancing Horse’s Roar
The Ferrari 488 GTB, with its iconic Prancing Horse emblem, sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and offers a top speed of 205 mph. To experience this Italian masterpiece, be prepared to invest around R3,800,000.
5. Audi R8 V10 Plus – German Precision Meets Performance
The Audi R8 V10 Plus showcases German precision and power, reaching 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. For those seeking this blend of performance and luxury, the estimated starting price is approximately R3,500,000.
6. Nissan GT-R Nismo – Japanese Engineering Dominance
The Nissan GT-R Nismo boasts Japanese engineering dominance with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. The estimated starting price for this speed demon is around R2,200,000.
7. BMW M5 Competition – Ultimate Driving Machine
The BMW M5 Competition, known as the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. This impressive sports sedan comes with an estimated starting price of R2,300,000.
8. Mercedes-AMG GT R – Performance Wrapped in Elegance
The Mercedes-AMG GT R, combining performance and elegance, reaches 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. To experience this luxury sports car, expect to pay an estimated starting price of R2,900,000.
9. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – American Muscle Power
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 brings American muscle power to the list, achieving 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. This iconic muscle car can be yours for an estimated starting price of around R1,800,000.
10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – Affordable Speedster
Closing our top ten list is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, known for its affordability and speed. With a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, this American muscle car is accessible with an estimated starting price of R1,500,000.
South Africa’s roads have become a playground for speed enthusiasts, with a wide range of high-performance cars to choose from. Whether you prefer the elegance of Italian luxury or the raw power of American muscle, these top ten fastest cars offer an adrenaline rush like no other. However, remember that these estimated starting prices may vary based on various factors, including optional features and local taxes. So, buckle up and get ready to experience the thrill of South Africa’s fastest cars.