Justice Minister seeking legal advice on Pistorius's release on probation

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Oscar Pistorius is seen under police escourt on the streets of Pretoria on 16 Otober 2014. It was during lunch break of day four of his sentencing week in the North Gauteng High Court. Picture: eNCA/ Lenyaro Sello.

JOHANNESBURG - Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha is seeking legal advice on Oscar Pistorius’s planned release on probation.

The Minister was responding to a petition from a rights group on Tuesday.

The group want him to block Pistorius’s release during Women’s Month.

Masutha says he needs to know if the release is lawful – and whether he has the legal power to intervene.

He says he is concerned that if Pistorius’s release isn&39;t legally sound, it will create a negative precedent.

 

Petition to Oppose Oscar Pistorius Release