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Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been turned down for a job at the International Paralympic Committee. Images via Instagram: @oscarpistorius

‘Nothing for him here’: Oscar Pistorius ‘snubbed’ over sporting job

Oscar Pistorius – convicted for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – was reportedly rejected for a sports job following his parole release.

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Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been turned down for a job at the International Paralympic Committee. Images via Instagram: @oscarpistorius

Oscar Pistorius – who was released on parole in January after serving half his sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp –  has reportedly been turned down for a job in the sports industry.

The 37-year-old former Paralympian and gold medallist has been busying himself with volunteer work during his release. This includes janitor and maintenance work at his local church.


According to the New York Post, Oscar Pistorius approached the International Paralympic Committee for a job following his parole release.

However, the organisation – which Pistorius was proudly a part of for many years – rejected his bid, claims the publication.

One of the members reportedly said of the murder convict: ‘He’s too toxic to work with now. There’s nothing for him here”.

Pistorius – whose legs were cut off as a baby as a result of a congenital defect – became a gold medallist after clinching the top spots in sprinting at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Paralympics.

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Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius. Photo by LUCKY NXUMALO/AFP

The double-amputee also entered able-bodied sports, like the 2011 World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Pistorius said of his sporting motto:  “You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have.

“You are able by the abilities you have.”


Meanwhile, Oscar Pistorius is living in his uncle Arnold Pistorius’s Waterkloof mansion in Waterkloof, Pretoria.

According to the MailOnline, Pistorius has his own “five-star cottage” on the sprawling property. It was this residence where he lived during his murder trial after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

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Inside Oscar Pistorius’ uncle’s R20 million Waterkloof mansion. Image @STEFAN HEUNIS

According to The Mirror, the brick-faced home – worth over R20 million – boasts “sweeping verandas, landscaped gardens, and a swimming pool”. The 24-room mansion is also equipped with high walls and a 24-hour-a-day posted security guard to keep prying eyes away.


While many wonder what’s next for Oscar, it’s clear he can rely on his family to help him back on his feet.

The Pistorius family’s wealth emanates from Oscar’s paternal grandfather, Hendrik Pistorius, who has four sons: Theo, Arnold, Henke, and Leo. He also has three daughters: Sonia Grobler, Heidi Drew, and Reine Malan.

According to Investors Hub, the Pistorius family owns over 100 active companies collectively. The main company – H Pistorius & Co. – is a family business that is involved in the processing, mining, marketing, and distribution of agricultural and industrial limestone.

Arnold, Oscar’s paternal uncle, is a prominent businessman who accumulated much of his wealth through developing, letting, and managing commercial properties around South Africa.