Confusion on Pistorius release date

2015-10-15 14:15

Pretoria - Culpable homicide-convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released next Tuesday, according to reports on Thursday.

Broadcaster eNCA and SABC reported that he would be released on October 20 and the parole board sat today to discuss his fate.

Correctional Services department officials would not confirm the reports, saying a statement would be released at the end of the day.

Lawyers for Pistorius, however, told eNCA's Karyn Maughan that they are not aware of a release date.

Lawyers for the Steenkamp family, however, confirmed the reported date with Jacaranda FM journalist Maryke Vermaak.

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