BBC Sport - Oscar Pistorius stories hard to believe for media, says SA author

Media did not want to 'tarnish Pistorius'

South African author Mandy Wiener says local journalists have struggled to acknowledge that their "golden boy" Oscar Pistorius has been "tarnished".

Wiener claims the South African media industry did not want to believe the negative stories surrounding the six-time Paralympian during his career.

South African athlete Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the judge found he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake.

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