Johannesburg: The family of Oscar Pistorius says he and other relatives have been threatened in an extortion attempt ahead of the former track star's sentencing on July 6 for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South African police said today that they are investigating alleged threats of violence made in WhatsApp messages to Arnoldus Pistorius, a cousin of the double-amputee Olympian.
Anneliese Burgess, a Pistorius family spokeswoman, says the man who sent the messages initially told Pistorius' cousin that he had evidence that would undermine testimony for the prosecution at the hearing.
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