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Oscar Pistorius case raises its ugly head, again!

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. Prison officials have recommended that Pistorius be released from prison on Aug. 21 to go under house arrest. Acting National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach Modise says that a prison committee recommended Pistorius be released  after serving one sixth of his five-year sentence, or 10 months, for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A decision by the parole board is pending. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
Oscar Pistorius, will as from August 21, 2015 be under correctional supervision, according to the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board.

In a statement‚ Modise said: “The CSPB has approved that Pistorius be placed under correctional supervision‚ as a probationer‚ in line with Section 276 (1) (i) of the Criminal Procedure Act‚ read together with the Correctional Services Act‚ Act 111 of 1998‚ as amended that says an offender may serve only one sixth of his/her sentence in custody‚ and continue to serve the remaining period of the sentence under correctional supervision.

“In line with the provisions of both the Criminal Procedure and Correctional Services Acts‚ the family of the victim was invited and participated in the deliberations of Correctional Supervision and Parole Board.

“The implementation of the sentence as directed by court‚ as well as the provisions of Correctional Services Act (Act 111 of 1998)‚ is an independent and separate process from any pending appeals.”

Meanwhile, Reeva’s parents are shocked and dismayed by the sudden news, according to the family’s lawyer.

The public has also aired their opinions, some suggesting the law favours those with deep pockets and others questioning the justice system.

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