Jan 04, 2024

By Angus Gillespie

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Former South African paralympic star and Olympic competitor Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on Friday after he was granted parole nearly 11 years after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who was 29 at the time of her death on February 14, 2013.

The 37-year-old Pistorius will be under the supervision of the Department of Correctional Services and will be subjected to parole conditions until his sentence expires in December, 2029.

Pistorius will have to attend programs on gender-based violence and continue therapy sessions on anger management as part of his parole requirements.

He’s expected to live in Pretoria.

In the lead-up to the parole hearing, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June released a statement saying she was not convinced Pistorius had been rehabilitated. However, she said she had no objections to his release.

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