Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
8 Nov 2021
6:25 am

Oscar Pistorius parole process begins

Marizka Coetzer

Criminologist Dr Pixie du Toit, who testified during Oscar Pistorius’s case, believes he will be released on parole even sooner than the rumoured date.

Oscar Pistorius cries while seated in the dock during the verdict in his murder trial in Pretoria, 11 September 2014. Picture: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Pool

The department of correctional services has confirmed the process of parole is underway for convicted murderer and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who killed model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day eight years ago. Department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said Oscar was preparing for a process called victim-offender dialogue. Nxumalo said the process was almost at the last leg before the inmate’s profile could be taken before the parole board to consider if he was suitable for parole. “Once that is done, his profile will go to the parole board where the decision will be taken whether he will be placed on parole...