Paralympian Pistorius seeks damages- 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00
South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is claiming over R2 million in damages from a student who allegedly laid a charge of assault against him.
The runner has said that his arrest, and consequent time in custody resulted in a loss of income.
Pistorius missed two public appearances, and two institutions have also refused to renew their ‘trademark ambassador’ agreement with him.
According to media reports, the student had laid a charge of assault with the intent to do serious harm on 12th September 2009.
Pistorius was arrested and released without charge the following day.