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Pistorius ditches PR teams, family to handle further publicity

London, Mar 10 (ANI): Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has reportedly ended the contracts of the three PR firms recruited to handle the fallout after he shot dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Blade Runner has ditched the UK-based Stuart Higgins PR, Fast Track along with South African outfit Vuma Reputation Management, and any publicity for the star will now be dealt by his family, the Daily Star reports.

According to a family spokesman, Pistorius’ family expressed their gratitude to the three firms for stepping in and allowing the family the space to focus on their own personal grief.

The double amputee gold medallist, currently on bail awaiting trial for the murder of Steenkamp, has admitted killing his girlfriend at his Pretoria home but claimed that he mistook her for a burglar, the report added. (ANI)