Editorial staff
1 minute read
16 May 2022
6:00 am

Oscar Pistorius: More needs to happen before a murderer is granted parole

Editorial staff

The Paralympian may have served more than half his sentence but this is still far from over.

Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius reaches out to touch the hand of a family member as he makes his way to the holding cells after he was sentenced to six years imprisonment for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AFP/POOL/Masi Losi

Many will argue there is no greater pain for a parent than losing their child. When that child’s life is taken through murder, it must make the grief even more unimaginable. It’s with this in mind that processes need to be strictly adhered to when granting a murderer parole, which is why there is such an outcry following calls for Oscar Pistorius to be granted parole. Pistorius only served half of his 15-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/3098168/pistorius-unstable-before-the-murder/ Barry and June Steenkamp, the parents of the slain model, have made it clear to Pistorius’ lawyer...