By Jane Nambi
Facing charges of premeditated murder, Paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorious is said to be on the verge of suicide according to a close friend.
Mike Azzie, a close friend of Pistorious, 26, said in a documentary, “Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?” said that the 26-year-old is a broken man since the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day thinking she was an intruder.
“He just always seems to mention Reeva and to ask us to pray for her and her family,” Azzie said. “But most of all, you’ve got to understand that we are there for him and we will always be his friend. He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is just a man that is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn’t know where he is going. I would say that, just speaking to him, that he is a broken man and that I would go as far to say that he would be on the verge of suicide. It really worries me,” he added.
Azzie said his state of mind has worsened since he was tasked with selling his racehorses to raise money to pay for his spiralling legal fees. Pistorius is out on bail and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 4.
According to the documentary makers, Mentorn Media, police in Johannesburg said they have requested all records of phone calls and messages exchanged between Pistorius and Steenkamp on the day she was killed.