- Oscar Pistorius has been eligible for parole since early last year and will step out into luxury
- After he was released, the former Paralympian was sent to live with his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, in his mansion
- Netizens believe that he deserves it and should live his life after learning his lesson
With nine years’ experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun.
Since the news of Oscar Pistorius being eligible for parole broke out, people wondered what kind of house he would live in. Since he has been granted parole and released, he will recover from prison time in the lap of luxury.
Where Oscar might live if paroled
Oscar Pistorius was released from prison and was transported to his uncle's house. Arnold lives in a fantastic multimillion-rand mansion in Waterkloof, and it looks like the place anyone would love to recover from their time in correctional services.
According to The South African, Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was initially sentenced to five years imprisonment, but his sentence was overturned, and he was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment. He had originally applied for parole and requested that the High Court clarify when he started serving his prison sentence, and his family challenged his parole eligibility dates. This is the house:
South Africans say he deserves freedom
Netizens commenting on Facebook said he deserved it.
Bernadette Le Roux said:
“Get out and live your life. You have learned and grown. People will try and hurt you. It’s okay. They’re not God. Keep your path open with Him.”
Surprise Baloyi added:
“Live your life. We all learn from our mistakes.”
Trevor Mthunzi Williams exclaimed:
“Yes, bro. Take ownership of your life. You can rise again.”
Judaline Ferguson remarked:
“Like any other prisoner, he had done his time.”
Eliz Janse Van Vuuren wrote:
“Good for him. He deserves it. Go live your life to the fullest. May God bless you.”
Brannan Hunter pointed out:
“All the best Oscar. You were such an inspirational little boy. We pray for you.”
Oscar Pistorius eligible for parole
Briefly News reported that Oscar Pistorius was eligible for parole in a similar article in March last year. The Department of Correctional Services released a statement that the Constitutional Court ordered them to investigate when Pistorius served time in prison.
June Steenkamp releases heartbreaking statement following Oscar Pistorius release: “We did not choose this”
This is after his family challenged his parole eligibility dates, arguing they were unsure when he served time for his murder rap as he was sentenced twice. Netizens had mixed reactions to this news.
Source: Briefly News