By Victor Kanayo
A South African Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, is now back home after he was freed from his country’s prison on Friday January 5, 2024.
He had been sentenced to 13 years after killing his girlfriend.
Pistorius, according to Dailymail was escorted out of Atteridgeville Correctional Centre and taken to his uncle’s estate outside Pretoria after, following his parole.
In November 24, 2023, Pistorius was granted an early release after a parole board review that deemed him fit for social reintegration, setting his release for January 5.
Although parole officers stated he would be treated like any other inmate, he was granted a private exit.
The parole release came amidst June Steenkamp, Reeva’s mother, expressing that she continues to serve a life sentence in her grief.
Following his release, Pistorius will remain under the supervision of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and will be subject to parole conditions until December 2029.
He will be assigned a monitoring official to oversee his activities, such as seeking job opportunities or changing residences.
His uncle’s estate, where Pistorius will reside, is fortified with security measures, including armed guards, advanced security technology, and canine patrols, aiming to shield him from media attention and potential threats that might arise upon his release.