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August 17, 2017

Oscar Pistorius granted timeout from jail to attend family funeral

Former Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius was released from prison for a few hours on Wednesday to attend the funeral of his late maternal grandmother, Joyce Bekker. This was confirmed by the Department of Correctional Services’ Singabakho Nxumalo.

“I just received an update from the head of centre that he received an application (from inmate Oscar Pistorius) to attend the funeral and they granted him permission to attend the funeral. He was back in the facility at about 13h20 to continue with his sentence‚” said Nxumalo.

Earlier on Wednesday‚ Pistorius’ brother‚ Carl‚ confirmed to TimesLIVE that a service would be held for their grandmother‚ who died last week at the [...]

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