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Women’s Movement petition puts Oscar Pistorius parole on hold

South Africa’s justice department is intervening to prevent Oscar Pistorius’ early prison release with Justice Minister Michael Masutha seeking advice over the legality of a parole board decision to free the Olympic athlete on Friday.

Under South African law, Pistorius is eligible for release under “correctional supervision”, having served a sixth of his sentence. But his intervention has come after The Progressive Women’s Movement of South Africa petitioned the Justice Minister, opposing the Bladerunner’s release on parole, especially during Women’s Month.

The decision of the parole board was outrageous and an insult to victims of abuse.

Progressive Women’s Movement of South Africa

Pistorius was due to be moved to house arrest on Friday after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence for manslaughter for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Listen below to Justice Masutha speaking to 702's Xolani Gwala...

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Oscar Pistorius Books

The Oscar Pistorius trial has captivated our minds for months and months! The testimonies, the banter of the advocates and the revelations have now left us panting for a final verdict! Before the trial wraps up Jenny had a chat about the quintessential Oscar Pistorious books.

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