August 14, 2015, 11:30am
Breaking News : Oscar Pistorius RELEASED from prison ONE WEEK EARLY.
The department of correctional service has pulled a shocker right under everyone’s noses by releasing Oscar Pistorius from Kgosi Mampuru II prison ONE week early.
Oscar had served just 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The 28-year-old, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, was however scheduled to be officially released from Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday, August 21 after serving a sixth of his sentence – the minimum allowed – due to good behaviour.
At his June parole hearing the South African correction services’ national commissioner, Zach Modise, said: “He’s behaving very well.”
In a press statement, the department of Correctional service spokesperson had this to say :”Yes we have released Oscar Pistorius today, 14 August 2015 and not wait until 21 August 2015 because Oscar never took any leave days while in prison and thus he is decided to take the 7 days allocated to every prisoner now meaning we legally had no right to keep him here anyway”.
Under the new South African correctional service amendment, prisoners are allowed 7 days leave after every 10 months in prison where they are allowed to sleep in, watch tv, have their girlfriends/boyfriends over for the seven days etc.
The spokesperson also added, “….Besides we saw it fit to release him early to avoid the unnecessary attention that the world would have given his release on the 21st of August and not focussing on the real pressing issues of the world like the recent China explosions or the malaria epidemic in Burundi. We wanted to avoid a situation where things unnecessarily escalate like what happened recently with Cecil the Lion”
“We did everyone a favour by releasing him early”, he adds.
The Paralympic champion’s specific supervision conditions have not been released to “protect his privacy”, correctional services officials have said.
Oscar was quietly whisked to his uncle Arnold’s home in Waterkloof, Pretoria where he is likely to be required to do community service, take part in regular mental health checks and refrain from drinking alcohol.
Although South African bail conditions demand he tries to secure employment, his travel will be severely restricted so he will struggle to return to professional athletics – and by the time his five year sentence is up he will be 33, years after most sprinters retire.
The Rio 2016 Paralympics body has already banned Pistorius from competing, regardless of his bail conditions.
Courtesy of iMzansi