Oscar Pistorius, a murderer who has been found guilty, will appear on parole on Friday, November 24.
Reeva Steenkamp, a former South African Paralympic athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2013, claims that he has already completed enough of his 13-year prison sentence to qualify for parole.
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Pistorius claimed in his earlier applications that he has been eligible for parole since March 20 of this year, taking into account the length of his sentence and the legal system in place at the time.
However, when the parole board rejected Pistorius’ earlier parole requests, it determined that he had not completed the SCA’s required minimum detention period.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA ) issued a number of challenges and decisions that caused uncertainty regarding the precise date of his sentence’s effective date.
Reeva’s mother, June Steenkamp, will not be attending, according to attorney Tanie Koen, who also stated that Advocate Annade Thiart-Houmeyr will be reading June.
Pistorius’s request for parole was approved by the Constitutional Court, which ruled that his sentence should have been extended to 13 years and 5 months on July 6, 2016, rather than November 24, 2017.
Pistorius had already served half of his sentence by the time the court’s four-page decision, which was based on Section 73(6 ) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, determined that he had been eligible for parole since March 2023.
Oscar Pistorius’ profile will be taken into consideration by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board ( CSPB) for the Kgosi Mampuru II Management Area on Friday, November 24, according to Singabakho Nxumalo, the correction services spokesperson.
The CSPB will operate in accordance with the procedure manual and determine whether the inmate is suitable for social reintegration, according to Nxumalo. Should an inmate be deemed ready to be released on parole, it is the responsibility of the CSPB to determine the placement date.
He emphasized that the Department of Correctional Services is unable to foresee the proceeding’s outcomes. Since they are independent entities, Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards should be free to carry out their duties without interference or sway.
Pistorius is currently incarcerated at Atteridgeville Prison, which is west of Pretoria.
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