Oscar Pistorius was released from prison and placed under house arrest for nearly a year after being imprisoned for the murder of his girlfriend Rieva Stenkamp.
The Paralympic athlete is expected to spend the rest of his five-year sentence in prison at his uncle’s home in Pretoria.
Oscar Pistorius, 28, shot Rieva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door, but said she thought she was an intruder.
Reeva Stenkamp’s relatives say they think Oscar Pistorius is “coming down lightly.”
Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of murder or manslaughter in October 2014.
A case filed by the prosecution appealing this decision is due to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal on November 4th. Prosecutors say Oscar Pistorius should have been convicted of murder instead.
Oscar Pistorius was released on October 19, a day earlier than expected, according to prison spokesman Kgosi Mampuru II, where he was detained.
“Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision tonight,” Manelisi Volela confirmed in a statement.
“The processing of actual accommodation is an operational matter for local authorities and how they deal with it is their prerogative, which is done in the best interests of all stakeholders, victims, the offender and the Department of Correctional Services.” he added.
Oscar Pistorius was taken under the roof of darkness to his uncle’s house in 20 minutes.
Of course, it will not be marked electronically, but there will be restrictions on its movement.
Oscar Pistorius’ parole conditions include gun restrictions and lengthy psychotherapy sessions. The double-amputated person is also expected to perform a period of community service.
Under South African law, Oscar Pistorius had the right to be released under “correctional supervision” after serving his sixth sentence.
Meanwhile, a close family friend of Oscar Pistorius said he was in poor physical shape, adding that his return to athletics would be unlikely.
If the prosecution succeeds with its appeal in November, Oscar Pistorius could face a lengthy prison sentence.