"Not only is this statement devoid of truth, it is also racist," Mthembu said in a statement. "It is sad that he has chosen to politicize a tragic incident that is still fresh in the minds of those affected and the public."
The family's response to Henke Pistorius' comments was issued by the reputation management firm, Vuma, it has hired to deal with the media. The statement said "Henke's interview with the newspaper was unapproved by our media liaison team."
Media reports have said Pistorius and his father were estranged before Steenkamp's death. But the father was seen comforting the sprinter when he sobbed during his bail hearing.
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