Oscar Pistorius granted parole, set to freed after nearly 9-years in prison  

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Disgraced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius granted parole 10 years after he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet door at his home in South Africa.

The double-amputee was granted parole by the South Africa’s Department of Corrections which revealed in a statement that he will be released on January 5th.

South Africa’s Department of Corrections however stated that Oscar will be constantly monitored by parole officials for five years until his sentence expires.

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Department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said: “Parole does not mean the end of the sentence. It is still part of the sentence. It only means the inmate will complete the sentence outside a correctional facility.

He added: “The conditions, what’s important about them, is that they are there to assist an inmate to adjust, and also to address if there are still other areas that require attention.”

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