We are considering our options - Oscar's family

2015-08-19 19:26
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Johannesburg - The family of Oscar Pistorius is considering their options following Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha's decision to suspend the Paralympian's release on parole.

"We accept the decision made by the minister of justice and are considering our options," family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess told News24.

Masutha intervened because the decision to release Pistorius on correctional supervision on Friday was taken before he had served one sixth of his sentence, according to a statement from his ministry.

He referred the decision back to the Correctional Supervision and Parole Review Board.

This followed a petition from the Progressive Women’s Movement of SA opposing Pistorius's release.

Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with four shots fired from his gun on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He was found guilty of culpable homicide, and discharging a firearm in a restaurant, and was sentenced to spend five years in jail.

Steenkamp would have turned 32 on Wednesday.

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