The decision to grant parole for Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until the parole board can decide on the issue, it has been reported.
According to ENCA, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha received a petition from the Progressive Women’s Movement of SA, urging him not to approve the athlete’s parole during women’s month.
ENCA reported that Masutha had to ensure “that the correctional supervision and parole board decision and the process followed was in compliance with the law”.
Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, being eligible for release after ten months.
In June, the parole board had reportedly taken a decision to place him under correctional supervision from August 21.
In reaction to the news, Reeva Steenkamp’s uncle Michael expressed confidence that justice would prevail, News24 reported.
“Without knowing the details, I think justice will serve its course. I am sure that the details must be ironed out, regardless of what the situation is. Where he (Pistorius) is at, procedure must be followed.”