Steenkamp Family Distressed over News of Pistorius's Early Parole

Steenkamp Family Distressed over News of Pistorius's Early Parole

- The family of Reeva Steenkamp are distressed over news that Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole in 2023

- The Supreme Court of Appeal amended Pistorius's prison sentence after acknowledging the previous ruling had not taken 500 days of time served into account

- Pistorius was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of culpable homicide after killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Reeva Steenkamp's family are furious that Oscar Pistorius will be granted bail in March 2023 after the Supreme Court of Appeal amended the former Paralympian's prison sentence.

Steenkamp family distressed over news of Pistorius's parole

June and Barry Steenkamp are highly distressed that Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole in 2023. Photo credit: MASI LOSI/AFP
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The court ruled that the earlier sentence handed down did not take into account that Pistorius had already served 500 days in prison, resulting in the court amending his prison sentence according to SABC.

This error has caused the Steenkamp family untold distress knowing that their daughter's killer would be released early according to The South African.

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Oscar Pistorius has reportedly asked the family of Reeva Steenkamp to forgive him for murdering the model. The 33-year-old blade runner was accused of shooting Steenkamp four times through a door on 14 February 2013. He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

Pistorius shot and killed the model but maintains that her death was an accident. Steenkamp was 29 at the time and died at the scene.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the trailer for the highly-anticipated Oscar Pistorius murder trial documentary was recently aired in a tweet made by the official BBC Twitter page. Instead of fuelling the world's anticipation, the trailer fuelled anger in viewers who pointed out that not once in the short trailer was Reeva Steenkamp's name mentioned.

According to reports, in the trailer, which featured snippets of conversations had with interviewees, no one mentioned the slain model and paralegal's name, always referring to Reeva as 'she' or 'her'.

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This resulted in widespread complaints and criticism from viewers who questioned the BBC on its decision to allow the clip to be aired in that condition. Many of them headed to the comment section to angrily share their thoughts with the company.

In other news, Jub Jub has opened up about getting a second chance since being released on parole in 2017. The Uyajola 9/9 presenter has been on a mission to change his life for the better after he served four years of his eight-year culpable homicide sentence for the 2010 drag racing accident.

The incident affected the lives of six children in a negative way. The rapper has shared that he is grateful that South Africans are a forgiving nation. He shared that after coming out of prison, he didn't want to go back to TV presenting or music. Ever since his release, the star has worked his way up the entertainment industry ladder.

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He is the host of one of the biggest reality TV shows in Mzansi, Uyajola 9/9. He's remake of his classic song Ndikhokhele has been topping charts and its music video has garnered millions of views on YouTube.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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