Carl Pistorius, who was a constant presence in court over the past week to support his younger sibling Oscar, is charged with culpable homicide over the alleged accidental death of a female motorcyclist.
Lawyer Kenny Oldwage said in a statement from the family that “there is no doubt that Carl is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court.”
“Blood tests conducted by the police at the time proved that he had not been under the influence of alcohol, confirming that it was a tragic road accident after the deceased collided with Carl’s car,” the statement said.
The family statement also said that the charges had at one stage been withdrawn but then reinstated.
Carl Pistorius was already in court last Thursday, as his brother Oscar was facing a bail hearing, and will appear again at the end of next month.