Henke Pistorius: "I didn't doubt Oscar for one moment"
In a revealing interview, Henke Pistorius expressed confidence in Oscar's version of events.
Henke told You magazine that Judge Masipa's judgement was fair and correct. "People can say what they like about Judge Masipa. She doesn't need the approval of 'street judges' and doesn't ask for it," he said.
He added that Masipa has a proud history as a judge and it was the correct judgement. "Not for one moment did I doubt my child's innocence. After he was arrested, he made a statement about what happened on the night of Reeva's death. I read that statement and accepted everything in it as the truth, the most correct version of what happened that tragic morning," he explained.
Oscar's dad also opened up about all the speculation surrounding his absence from the court case. Henke explained that he knows people labeled him as a bad father because he wasn't in court everyday, but what people didn't know was that he was always close to court.
"The fourth floor of the advocates' chambers, about 400m away serves good breakfasts and has great waiters, who made sure I was never withour rooibos or coffee. There's also a television set. First I eat breakfast then sit in front of the TV there for the rest of the day and watch my child in court," he added.
Henke explained that it didn't feel right for him to be in court as he didn't want to put Oscar under more pressure. "You know, I'm his dad, his father, the authority figure," he added.
Henke believes that Oscar will be able to lead a normal life again...well as normal as possible, he says.
Oscar's dad wants him to live his life in such a way that Reeva would be proud of him if she could see him.