Oscar Pistorius To Be Freed After 11 Years In Prison

Former Athlete Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would be freed on parole after spending 11 years in prison. 

He shot her multiple times through a bathroom door on Valentine’s Day in 2013, later claiming he mistook her for a thief at their Pretoria home.

Pistorius who is now 37 years old was sentenced by a South African to 13 years and five months in prison. 

The parole board has set his release for 5 January 2024. Just like other parolees, Oscar would’ve been assigned to a parole office and monitored. 

If he wants to move house or get a job during that time he will have to notify his parole officer. Pistorius would also have to attend therapy sessions. 

June Steenkamp, mother of the deceased chose not to attend the parole hearing at Atteridgeville prison, near Pretoria, saying: “I simply cannot muster the energy to face him again at this stage.”

Mrs Steemkamp says that while she does not believe Pistorius has shown remorse. 

This was Pistorius’s second parole hearing in under a year.

Under South African law, all offenders are entitled to be considered for parole once they have served half their total sentence.

Steenkamp was three months into her relationship with Pistorius when he fired four shots with a pistol through the door of a toilet cubicle at his Pretoria home in the early hours of 14 February 2013.