By Victor Kanayo
A double-amputee Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has secured parole from Soutoh Africa’s court 10 years after shooting girlfriend dead.
This was revealed by the Department of Corrections spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.
He said Pistorius would be released from prison on January 5, 2023.
He said Pistorius parole will come with conditions, including that he will not leave the area of Pretoria where he is set to live without permission from authorities.
Nxumalo also disclosed that Pistorius will also attend a programme to deal with his anger issues.
Also, he said the Olympic runner will have to perform community service.
Pistorius’ parole conditions will be in place for five years, the Department of Corrections said.
Pistorius, who turned 37 this week, has been in jail since late 2014 for the 2013 Valentine’s Day killing of model Reeva Steenkamp, although he was released for a period of house arrest in 2015 while one of the numerous appeals in his case was heard.
He was ultimately convicted of murder and sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison.
The death of his girlfriend who he shot through a toilet door at his home in South Africa jolted the world.