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Pistorius targeted in scam attempt

Oscar Pistorius, gestures, at the end of the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Following the testimony hearing, which is expected to end this week, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on what punishment Pistorius must serve after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.(AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, gestures, at the end of the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Following the testimony hearing, which is expected to end this week, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on what punishment Pistorius must serve after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.(AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

A man who allegedly targeted Oscar Pistorius in a scam offering to repeal his murder conviction has been arrested.

The man posed as a prosecutor and demanded 250,000 rand ($16,400; £11,300) in order to “make the case disappear”, local media said.

He has now been charged with corruption, according to South Africa police spokesman, Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013.



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