The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 24, 2013
 

Pistorius says 'thanks for prayers' tweet is fake

 
 

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The family of South African Paralympic icon and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius on Saturday dismissed as fake a tweet posted earlier saying he was thankful for prayers offered to his family and that of his slain girlfriend, a day after he was freed on bail.

They said the Twitter account was hacked.

"It is most unfortunate that during this sensitive time, someone would choose to hack into Oscar Pistorius's older brother Carl Pistorius's Twitter handle," said family spokeswoman Janine Hills.

The tweet, which read "Thank-you to every person that has prayed for both families, Osca" and had been posted under Carl's handle, has since been removed.