According to criminal law expert JP Venter, Oscar Pistorius, who is set to be released from prison on Friday, faces parole conditions that include monitoring his movement from sunrise to sunset. However, one specific condition stands out — there can be no media interviews for Pistorius during his parole period, as reported by Jacaranda FM.
Venter emphasises that these conditions aim to safeguard the sensitivity surrounding the matter of Reeva Steenkamp, whom Pistorius murdered on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He explains, “He is not allowed to give media interviews for the period of his parole, we all understand that he is a public figure and this has international media attention to this matter, and there are a lot of people that might be sensitive to him appearing in the media at this stage, especially the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp.”
Despite pleading not guilty and denying a rage-driven killing, Pistorius will have to comply with these strict conditions as part of his parole. Steenkamp’s mother doubts the ex-athlete’s rehabilitation and questions the truthfulness of his account.
In addition to movement restrictions, Pistorius must attend Gender-based violence sensitivity sessions as part of his rehabilitation process, reinforcing the seriousness of the matter.
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