In case you missed it: Carl and Aimee Pistorius speak out for the first time

2014-10-21 11:16


For the first time since their brother's Valentine's Day shooting, Carl and Aimee Pistorius have spoken out about the last 20 months of their lives.

The siblings spoke exclusively to eNCA and two other international media organisations yesterday ahead of Oscar's sentencing this morning.

The paralympian has since been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide, while the sentence for unlawfully discharging a firearm in Tasha's restaurant is suspended for five years.

"It has been a long journey to this point. A very taxing one. It is difficult to support someone through something like this – all the guilt and ridicule and obviously the exposure that has come with it. The heartache for my brother, the family and, of course, the Steenkamps," Aimee told eNCA. 

Carl agreed, "It has been a very taxing time and we all carry the weight."

Aimee added that even though they supported each other wholeheartedly, there was nothing one can do to fully take away someone else's pain. "As much as you can feel someone else's pain, you can never fully understand and cannot do anything to take it away. You just try and make it known that you are constantly there to love and support them."

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