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Pistorius only eats canned food in fear that lags are trying to kill him

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

Disgraced blade runner Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is living in fear that his fellow inmates are trying to poison him.

Reeva and Oscar

The legless Olympian has been eating nothing but tinned foods, which he purchase in the prison tuck shop, in order to avoid being killed. 

It is claimed that he has received death threats from fellow lags, who threatened to poison his food.

Prisoners say that the 28-year-old, who lives in the prison’s hospital wing, only eats tinned chakalaka, a spicy South African vegetable stew.

"He has no contact with other inmates... there where people fight and stab each other" a prisoner told You magazine.

The Paralympic athlete was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter, but it is widely expected he will be out in as little as ten months.