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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius 'will be gang raped in jail if family don’t pay bribes'

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

A spokeswoman for the family of Oscar Pistorius said that threats have been made to gang rape the disgraced Paralympian unless a bribe is paid.

Pistorius’ cousin Arnoldus received a text message on the 16th of June requesting money in exchange for evidence that the prosecutor had paid a witness who testified against the athlete.

When the message was not responded to the anonymous texter began making threats directed towards Pistorius’ treatment by fellow inmates.

Police are investigating the threats but have not made any arrests.

The 29-year-old runner was convicted of culpable homicide which has since been converted to murder.

He is facing more than 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.