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Oscar Pistorius' brother's Twitter account was hacked into and a tweet was sent out which read "thank-you to every person that has prayed for both families", a family spokeswoman said.
The tweet which was posted earlier has now been deleted.
Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl posted a message on Twitter, as Oscar spent his first day on bail. The message thanked those who had prayed for the families of both Oscar and Reeva, but it was not clear whether the message was from Carl or his brother.
There were cheers of relief from the supporters of Oscar Pistorius after the Paralympic athlete was today granted bail, meaning he won't have to remain in prison until his trial in June.
The family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, were not present to hear the decision.
Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports on the climax of an extraordinary hearing:
Oscar Pistorius is now at a relative's house with his family, after being granted bail today.
Arnold Pistorius, the uncle of Oscar Pistorius, said after the athlete was granted bail:
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The uncle of Oscar Pistorius has said the family are 'relieved' and 'extremely grateful' to have the athlete home after he was granted bail.