Oscar will spend the night in hospital

2017-08-03 17:13

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Oscar Pistorius will stay in hospital overnight for observation, the family told YOU on Thursday afternoon.

"Everything seems okay," a family member said.

The former Paralympian, who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for the Valentines' Day killing of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was taken to hospital in Pretoria this morning.

According to community newspaper Rekord East, Oscar was taken by ambulance to the casualty section after suffering from chest pains.

But Singabakho Nxumalo, correctional services spokesman,  could not immediately confirm why he was hospitalised.

“I would not say he was was rushed there,” Nxumalo said, and asked for more time to determine the details. Oscar’s brother Carl and Uncle Arnold did not know when YOU called them on Thursday afternoon.

His brother Carl sounded taken aback, saying: “Last week we had to hear that he had committed suicide, now this.”

Oscar has been behind bars for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, since July 6 last year. He argued that he thought she was an intruder.

He was transferred from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison to the Atteridgeville prison, also in Pretoria, in November 2016.

Logan Maistry, deputy commissioner of communications from the department of correctional services, told YOU that Oscar (30) is doing well under the circumstances and he is well on the rehabilitation program.

He confirmed Oscar could be eligible for parole within two years, but it has not yet been confirmed.

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