Oscar sells Pretoria house for R4.5m

Pretoria - The house in which Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has been sold to a Boksburg mining consultant for R4.5m, YOU magazine reported on Thursday.

The four-bedroom luxury home in Silverwoods Country Estate in Pretoria was bought by Louwtjie Louwrens who apparently intends to rent it out.

Pistorius said during his bail application that the house was worth R5m.

Steenkamp was shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius during his trial said it was a matter of mistaken identity, but the State charges it was murder.

The NPA said on Wednesday the State has filed its final arguments in the case.

"We are ready to argue," said spokesperson Nathi Mcube.

Final argument in Pistorius's murder trial will be heard on 7 August.

Earlier this year Pistorius’s lawyers announced that he wanted to sell his house to cover legal fees for his murder trial.

At the time the 27-year-old's lawyer Brian Webber said in a statement: "It has become necessary to sell Mr Pistorius's home in the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria in order for him to raise the necessary funds to cover his increasing legal costs.”

Pistorius’s home was reportedly on the market since 2011.

Last year Beeld quoted Ina Laubscher, an estate agent for Pam Golding Properties, by September 2011, when the sale of the house became her responsibility, the property had been on the market for months.

At the time the asking price for the house was R6.5m.