This date of his release is even before the State’s appeal case against his conviction van be heard, which is scheduled for November..
Earlier Pistorius’s lawyer, Rohan Kruger, told the Sunday Times in the United Kingdom that Pistorius spends almost 23 hours a day in an isolation reading the Bible and praying where his is kept in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria (formerly Pretoria Central Prison). He was sentenced to five years for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius claimed he thought she was an intruder but the court found him guilty of culpable homicide sentencing him to 5 year.
Early yesterday Correctional Services commissioner Zac Modise told Enca the Parole Board met with Pistorius last week. Initial reports indicate that his application to be released under correctional supervision has been partially successful and that he will be released after further formalities have been concluded.
Yesterday it was also announced by Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein registrar Paul Myburgh that the State’s appeal against the culpable homicide conviction will be heard during November. A judge will determine the exact date in August.
In March Judge Thokozile Masipa rejected the bid by the athlete’s lawyers to block the State from appealing her finding that Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide. The State wants him convicted of murder.