Oscar Pistorius To Be Release From Prison On Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius in Court

South Africa’s parole board says Oscar Pistorius, South African star athlete, will be released from prison next Tuesday – just a year after he was handed a five years jail term.

    Pistorius has been in jail since his sentencing last year for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

    The South African-born track and field athlete killed model and law graduate Steenkamp after he fired through a locked toilet door on February 14, 2013 claiming he thought she was an intruder.

    The Olympic and Paralympic star was found guilty in September 2014 of homicide and manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison a month later.

    But the court on Thursday announced that he will be release on correctional supervision or house arrest but the prosecution has appealed against the verdict, saying he should instead be convicted of murder.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


    Most read