Clifton Shores mogul 'steals' Oscar's girl

2012-11-21 12:31
Cape Town - Olympian and double amputee Oscar Pistorius has not opened a case of intimidation or defamation, according to the Hawks.

This comes after The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday that a case of intimidation has been opened against Oscar Pistorius by former soccer player Marc Batchelor.

According to the article, the troubles started when Pistorius returned from the London Olympic games in September and found out his girlfriend had cheated on him with Batchelor's friend, coal mining millionaire and Clifton Shores producer Quinton van der Burgh.

During an event at Kyalami racetrack in September, which Van der Burgh and Pistorius both attended, Pistorius reportedly confronted Van der Burgh in the VIP room about the situation.

The Star reports that Pistorius approached Van der Burgh and swore at him about his relationship with an unnamed 18-year-old woman, while Pistorius attended the Olympics in London.

'Break his legs'

Van der Burgh, who attended the event with numerous businessmen who invest with his companies, is said to be embarrassed by what unfolded at the event. It was not long after that Van der Burgh laid a charge of intimidation against Pistorius, reports The Star.

The situation intensified after Van der Burgh started receiving threatening SMSes from Pistorius. It was at this stage that Batchelor got involved after hearing about the SMSes.  Batchelor then started contacting Pistorius, which led to Pistorius telling Bacthelor that he "would break his legs".

"Pistorius hasn't opened a case with us [the Hawks]," spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko told SAPA on Wednesday.

"I can confirm that he has had some challenges and that he came to the Johannesburg organised crime unit on Wednesday and we managed to resolve the situation."

Meanwhile, Batchelor has denied that he made any threats towards Pistorius. "No, there's nothing like that. I don't even know the oke. I met him for the first time today," he told The Star.

'Way with women'

Pistorius said that he would not like to speak out about the matter. Van der Burgh also declined to comment, only mentioning that there were charges of defamation involved.

"I deal with big projects so I need to keep a low profile," Van der Burgh said.

Van der Burgh also admitted that he fears for his life and was determined to state the fact that the unnamed woman was not Pistorius' girlfriend.

City Press has also previously reported on Pistorius' ex girlfriend Samantha Taylor, who claimed that Pistorius "has a way with women".

The pair were still together in September, making an appearance on Top Billing during that time.

News of their split spread after Pistorius arrived at the SA Sports Awards with FHM model Reeva Steenkamp.

Steenkamp assured City Press reporters that they were "just friends".


  • Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-11-21 12:46

    Ok so is Oscar single? =D He's yummy!

      sheamus.drager - 2012-11-21 13:01

      Oscar didn't open a case with the Hawks because his lawyer said he didn't have leg to stand on.

      lnd.leroux - 2012-11-22 09:07

      Yes he is till he sees the next girl then she will be his girlfriend till the next one arrive - shame he is pathetic running after girls like a little puppy after milk.

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 13:08

    If you love something set it free. If it comes back its yours. If it does not it never was.

      msika.gama.5 - 2012-11-22 07:49

      Yeah right!!

  • logical.thinker.90 - 2012-11-21 13:10

    van der who?

  • nick.vuletic - 2012-11-21 13:21

    Wait...what? That was a lot to take in...and I'm not sure I care enough to read that again...

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-22 07:35

      Eish same here all i know is some rich and famous people are nt getting along

  • msturmair - 2012-11-21 13:28

    south african days of our lives.........who cares....there are many other interesting news out there...

  • Dane.Billionaire.Prinsloo - 2012-11-21 13:48

    He needs to keep a low profile but yet he acts in the Clifton Shore series that is a complete load of trash? That makes total sense.

  • kooskanmar - 2012-11-21 13:53

    Heheheeheeheehhahahaahahahhheeeeeehheeeeehahahahaheheheehhahahah!!! Read my lips - No 18 year old chick is worth this trouble.

      cosmic.tone.3 - 2012-11-21 14:39

      Donno, depends on the 18years old and what your intentions are..

  • louise.higham.92 - 2012-11-21 18:09

    They both big deals, who cares anyway.

  • nhlonipho.shikwambana - 2012-11-21 20:31

    Al break your legs.kwakwakwakwakwa Osca mara

  • rohin.jadin - 2012-11-22 08:57

    oscar doesn't sound like a very nice person.

      themba.ntuli - 2013-02-16 08:34

      Sadly its been prooven in a very tragic way...

  • bdanney - 2012-11-22 09:00

    This is why you never arrive at a party legless.

  • david.smith.127648 - 2012-11-22 10:21 TInk Tink Tink lol, so Funny

  • charlesglass1895 - 2012-11-22 11:46

    Does no-one else find it ridiculously ironic that Pistorius told Bacthelor that he "would break his legs"?? Of all the things to say....?

  • gideon.greaves - 2012-11-23 09:26


  • pepperdockx - 2013-02-14 09:21

    come on she was shot in the arm but shot in the head that murder n its an excuse for him to say intruders so how can she be shot in the head with the lights out or he's an expert shooter n wanted to get rid of her

  • cecile.joyce - 2013-02-14 13:43

    One is innocent until proven guilty. Because Oscar has a highprofile he should surely be treated like any other person. Not guilty unless proven otherwise

  • Wendy - 2013-02-14 13:57

    Oscar thought she was an intruder

  • themba.ntuli - 2013-02-16 08:31

    I think 3 people know more about pistorius than any of us, its mark batchelor, Taylor the ex, and the late Reeva. Sadly the former is not around anymore to tell us the dark side of pistorius....

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