Full statement from Oscar Pistorius' family

"Oscar, and the Pistorius family, are deeply disturbed by the tone of a number of recent reports in the South African tabloid press as well as commentary on various social media platforms," a statement from the athlete's family has said. It continues:

The disregard that is being shown by some - specifically those commenting via social media - for the profound pain that Reeva’s family and friends are going through is very troubling.

There is not a moment in the day that Oscar does not mourn for his girlfriend and Reeva’s family, and all those who were close to her, are in his thoughts constantly.

It is a great sadness for Oscar that, in the short period that he and Reeva were together, the opportunity never arose for him to meet her family as she did his. He remembers that she always spoke with great love of her family.

Although their relationship was young, she had become an intimate member of the Pistorius family. She touched all of us with her generosity of spirit and constant affection and will always remain in our hearts.

Over the past few weeks, Oscar has found comfort in spending time and sharing memories with many of those whom she loved, in surroundings where shared memories were created.

Just as the Pistorius family struggle on a daily basis with the loss of Reeva, they are deeply aware that everyone whose lives she touched is grieving too, and that everyone is doing this in their own way.

For Oscar the process is incredibly overwhelming as he struggles not only to deal with manner in which he lost his girlfriend, but also his role in it.

Oscar and his family want to affirm that Reeva’s family, and everyone who loved her, are constantly in their prayers.

– Pistorius family

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