Pistorius back in correctional centre after grandmother’s funeral

2017-08-16 22:27
Oscar Pistorius. (File, AP)

Oscar Pistorius. (File, AP)

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Cape Town – Oscar Pistorius returned to the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in Pretoria after briefly attending the funeral of his grandmother on Wednesday morning, the Department of Correctional Services said. 

YOU reported that Joyce Bekker, 93, died of old age-related complications on Thursday.

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Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo told News24 that Pistorius had to apply for permission to attend the funeral. 

He said there were a number of factors taken into consideration before approval was granted to Pistorius, including his behaviour and risk classification. 

Oscar is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013.

The National Prosecuting Authority is appealing the sentence, saying that the leniency of the sentence has the potential to bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

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