Oscar Pistorius set for more prison time after being denied parole.Oscar Pistorius has been denied parole after serving almost nine years in prison for the slaying of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius set for more prison time after being denied parole.
After determining that Pistorius had not yet served the minimal amount of time necessary to be eligible for parole, the parole board issued an order requiring him to stay in prison.
In August next year, he will again stand before the parole board.
The Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) “granted inmate Pistorius a further profile for August 2024. The reason provided is that the inmate did not complete the minimum Detention Period as ruled by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) (as per the clarification provided on 28 March 2023)”..
On Valentine’s Day 2013, the “blade runner” Olympian killed Steenkamp at his Pretoria residence.
He claimed that in the middle of the night, he had heard noises coming from the bathroom and had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder shooting from behind the locked door.
Model and recent law graduate Steenkamp was killed just as she was beginning to gain fame in the entertainment industry. Before she was killed, she had starred in the reality series Tropika Island of Treasure, shared a stage with Oscar Pistorius at the SA Sports Awards, and featured in commercials for KFC, Avon, and Toyota.
The Pretoria High Court initially found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in 2013, but the Constitutional Court overturned this decision in 2014 and declared Pistorius guilty of murder.
He was handed a 13 year jail sentence.
June and Barry Steenkamp, the model’s parents, had argued against Pistorius’s parole. June traveled to Pretoria and attended a meeting of the parole commission on Friday at the Atteridgeville Correctional Facility.
Barry was unable to travel because of his condition.
The Steenkamp pair thought Pistorius shouldn’t be released because he didn’t feel bad about what he did.
The Steenkamps claimed that a repentant Pistorius would have revealed the truth regarding what actually transpired on that fatal night of February 14, 2013.
Nxumalo claimed that the Steenkamps made the decision to appear before the parole board in person. He claimed that Pistorius was given the chance to address the board as well.
Pistorius’s father, Henke, had told the Pretoria News this week that they were looking forward to having Oscar home.
Speaking ahead of the parole board sitting, he told the publication: “We believe he will be home soon, but until the parole board has spoken the word, I don’t want to get my hopes up.”