Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on correctional supervision on October 20, the Correctional Services department confirmed on Thursday.

Reeva Steenkamp
Reeva Steenkamp

This comes after the Kgosi Mampuru II correctional supervision and parole board considered all submissions, including from the victim’s family, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

“Upon careful consideration of the facts placed before the Parole Board, the Board decided to place Mr. Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 2015/10/20 until 2019/10/20.”

“The Parole Board has also given the offender his correctional supervision conditions which include the directives of the Parole Review Board in respect of continued psychotherapy and prohibitions in line with the Fire Arms Control Act Section 103,” the department said in a statement.

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