Oscar Pistorius tells court he’s studying at LSE
The uni say they don’t even offer the course he claims to be doing
Oscar Pistorius has claimed he has enrolled at LSE for a Business with Law degree during his bail hearing in South Africa.
The sensational claim was made in an affidavit submitted to the court in support of his application for bail, after he was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The document says: “I have enrolled at the London School of Economics for a B.Sc business with law degree.
“I study by way of correspondence and need daily access to the internet for this purpose.”
However LSE have insisted Pistorius is not studying at the university – instead suggesting the most “plausible” explanation is that he is enrolled on an international distance learning course through the University of London, with “academic direction” from LSE.
Speaking to The Tab, a spokesperson for LSE said: “LSE cannot release any personal information about current students.
“However we can confirm that the School does not offer correspondence degrees and does not offer a BSc in Business with Law.”