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Oscar Pistorius was Released from Prison Late Last Night – What Happens Now? (Video)

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Oscar Pistorius was released from Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre late last night, and placed under correctional supervision at this uncle’s home in Pretoria.

Pistorius’ move was made a day earlier than expected, presumably to avoid media attention. The former Olympic athlete has spent just shy of a complete year in jail, after being found guilty of culpable homicide in October 2014.

BBC reported on the move, and the conditions of Pistorius’ house arrest:

Oscar Pistorius was driven under cover of darkness to his uncle’s house 20 minutes away, a premature departure designed presumably to avoid the media glare, says the BBC’s Karen Allen in Pretoria.

It is understood he will not be electronically tagged but he will have restrictions on his movement, she adds.

His parole conditions include gun ownership restrictions and continued psychotherapy sessions. The disabled sportsman is also expected to do a period of community service.

The Guardian has shared a video public reactions to the house-arrest, and of Manelisi Wolela, correctional services spokesman, confirming the details of Pistorius’ release from Kgosi Mampuru II:


Watch The Guardian’s video summing up Oscar’s current situation. June Steenkaamp, Reeva’s mother, is featured in the video. She says, “He knows what happened. He’s going to live with that forever. I don’t care what happens to him. I really don’t.”

Watch the video:



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