The Oscar Pistorius murder trial is on a month’s break while legal teams prepare their final arguments. In the meantime, it’s been confirmed to The Juice that Oscar was at VIP nightclub in Sandton on Saturday night and was involved in an altercation with a fellow club-goer.
Oscar’s spokesperson has confirmed that he was at the club and there was an incident. “We can confirm that Oscar was at a night club with one of his cousins. They sat in a quiet area of the private VIP section when they were approached by the individual you have identified as Mr Mortimer,” Anneliese Burgess told us. “The individual in question, according to our client, started to aggressively engage him on matters relating to the trial. An argument ensued during which our client asked to be left alone. Oscar left soon thereafter with his cousin. Our client regrets the decision to go into a public place and thereby inviting unwelcome attention,” she added.
Jared Mortimer however disagrees. He tells The Juice he entered the vip area of the club as he recognised one of his friends. His friend introduced him to Oscar, who seemed to recognise him from the past. “Oscar knew one of my friends and said, ‘Oh, you are the infamous Jared Mortimer.’ He immediately started talking about his friends and how they had backstabbed him. He mentioned Justin Divaris and Darren Fresco. He then mentioned one of my friends and claimed he had a lot of dirt on that person,” says Jared. He claims Oscar was drunk and very aggressive.
And that’s when he claims things got ugly. “He was going on about how influential his family is and how connected they are. He even pulled out his phone to show me pictures of armoured cars. He said ‘My family owns SANDF. Zuma works for us. I’ll piss on Zuma.”
Jared claims Oscar started poking him on the chest, aggressivly pulling his neck to talk to him. “He said you’ll never get the better of me. I’ll always get the better of you.”
Jared says he pushed Oscar and he fell down. That’s when bouncers intervened and Oscar left the club.
The VIP Room has not yet been able to comment on the incident. Club owner Chris Coutroulis told us he’s waiting on a report from his manager on duty.