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South Africa: Oscar Pistorius released from prison01:25

South Africa: Oscar Pistorius released from prison

South Africa, Pretoria
October 20, 2015 at 03:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Disgraced Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was released from prison on Monday after he was granted parole on the condition that he would serve the rest of his five-year sentence under house arrest at his uncle's home in Pretoria.

Manelisi Wolela, a spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services said that "Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision after half past seven last night". Arnold Pistorius who is the uncle of the convicted ex-athlete has allocated his home as a base for the house arrest, which has been described as a "mansion".

Oscar Pistorius, 28, was found guilty of culpable homicide during October last year after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

South Africa: Oscar Pistorius released from prison01:25
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Disgraced Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was released from prison on Monday after he was granted parole on the condition that he would serve the rest of his five-year sentence under house arrest at his uncle's home in Pretoria.

Manelisi Wolela, a spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services said that "Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision after half past seven last night". Arnold Pistorius who is the uncle of the convicted ex-athlete has allocated his home as a base for the house arrest, which has been described as a "mansion".

Oscar Pistorius, 28, was found guilty of culpable homicide during October last year after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.