Pistorius parole hearing postponed as board to consult Reeva's family


Johannesburg, 6 October 2015 - Oscar Pistoriuss family say he has been unfairly and unlawfully treated by parole authorities. As his lawyers say they are considering their legal options.

JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius&39;s parole hearing has been postponed to October 21.

The parole board at the Kgosi Mampuru prison will until then be in consultation with Reeva Steenkamp&39;s family to see whether they’d consider changing their submission to the parole administrators.

The family had earlier told the board that they had forgiven Pistorius for killing their daughter but felt ten months was not enough jail time for the crime he committed.

The athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva on Valentine&39;s Day in 2013. 

The lawyers for Pistorius sought legal action after a number of delays to his parole.

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha said proper processes had been followed in dealing with parole, citing administrative issues within his department as a reason why he&39;d intervened in the process, calling the decision to let the paralympian out of prison premature

Next month, the state&39;s appeal against the athlete&39;s culpable homicide conviction will be heard.

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