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15th Oct 2015

Oscar Pistorius To Be Released on Parole on Tuesday

South African authorities confirmed the news

Oscar Pistorius will be released from jail to enter house arrest next week.

The Paralympian was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2014 after being found guilty of the culpable homicide (manslaughter) of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The South African department of correctional services said in a statement: “[The board] approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015 (Tuesday).

“The parole board considered all submissions, including the offender’s profile report, the directives of the Parole Review Board and the submission of the victim’s family.”

Pistorius was due to have been released on parole back in August but this was blocked by Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Prosecutors are appealing the culpable homicide verdict, arguing that it should be murder. According to Sky News the appeal is due to be heard on November 3rd.