• All Share : 48919.90
    UP 0.56%
    Top 40 : 4221.34
    UP 0.54%
    Financial 15 : 13802.56
    UP 0.78%
    Industrial 25 : 55257.66
    UP 0.06%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.5612
    DOWN -0.12%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7311
    DOWN -0.08%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.6019
    DOWN -0.09%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1036
    UP 0.36%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.7994
    DOWN -0.22%

  • Gold : 1283.7250
    DOWN -0.01%
    Platinum : 1401.0000
    Silver : 19.3545
    DOWN -0.45%
    Palladium : 785.5000
    UP 0.45%
    Brent Crude Oil : 109.150
    UP 0.04%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Apr 24 11:54:40 SAST 2014

M-Net pulls Oscar Pistorius ads

Gabi Mbele | 14 February, 2013 12:27
Oscar Pistorius made history by competing in the men's 4x400m relay final at the London 2012 Olympics.

Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius’ adverts with private broadcaster M-Net are being pulled off air.

The campaign, which has the 26-year-old Olympian alongside two local comedians first aired on January 20, where the three are promoting the Academy Awards campaign being run by the channel.

M-Net spokesman Lani Lombard confirmed that their Oscar campaign would be pulled off air on Thursday morning.

“Out of respect and sympathy to the bereaved, M-Net will be pulling its entire Oscar campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius with immediate effect,” said Lombard in a short e-mail.

This follows the news of Pistorius having reportedly shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times, allegedly thinking she was an intruder entering his home at the Silver Woods Estate in Pretoria.

The runner has been arrested and is being investigated for murder.

Paramedics declared Steenkamp dead on the scene. She sustained wounds to her head and the upper body, police said.

Pistorius is expected to appear in court today.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Thu Apr 24 11:54:40 SAST 2014 ::