Rules flouted for Oscar’s birthday - report

2014-11-23 14:06
Oscar Pistorius (File: AP)

Oscar Pistorius (File: AP)

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Johannesburg - The correctional services department has denied that Paralypian Oscar Pistorius was receiving special treatment at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria, but said recent claims would be investigated, Sunday Times reported.

This was after the Sunday Times had reportedly witnessed several rules being flouted for Pistorius on Saturday, his 28th birthday.

The paper reported that Pistorius's brother Carl and sister Aimee were allowed to bring the former Blade Runner a string of balloons, gift bag and cake purchased outside the prison.

According to the department of correctional services's rules for sentenced offenders, inmates were only allowed delicacies bought at the prison tuck shop.

The siblings visited Pistorius for almost two hours, despite departmental guidelines stipulating visits were not allowed to exceed an hour.

Prison officials reportedly let the siblings' cars into the prison grounds without searching them and allowed Carl and Aimee to use another exit to avoid the paper's photographer.

Correctional services spokesperson Logan Maistry denied this, but said the allegations were regarded as serious and "will be investigated".

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