Oscar Pistorius’ parole hearing to be heard on Friday

Friday will see the parole hearing for Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius’ parole hearing has been set for this Friday in Johannesburg.

Pistorius was given a 13-year, 5-month sentence for the 2013 Valentine’s Day murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

When he became eligible for parole has previously caused some confusion.

However, the Constitutional Court confirmed last month that he had completed half of his sentence—the required time for an inmate to be taken into consideration—in March of this year.

Oscar Pistorius requested parole in March but was denied after receiving a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA ) communique stating that he was n’t yet qualified.

But after that, he went to the Constitutional Court, which last month issued a ruling proving that this was untrue.

Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for the Correctional Services, has now confirmed that his profile will be taken into account by the Parole Board on Friday.

According to Nxumalo, the board will conduct its business” as per the procedure manual and determine whether the inmate is suitable for social reintegration.”

Nxumalo stated that if the board determines he is, it will also be up to them to decide when to release him.

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