Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius parole bid is being supported by multiple Facebook support groups.
Images via Instagram: @oscarpistorius

Zealous Oscar Pistorius FB fans ramp up support: ‘Almost home’

Oscar Pistorius’s Facebook ‘angels’ are sharing songs, poems and prayers in the lead up to his parole hearing on Friday, 31 March…

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius parole bid is being supported by multiple Facebook support groups.
Images via Instagram: @oscarpistorius

Thousands of members of multiple Oscar Pistorius Facebook fan groups are standing in unity in the hopes their idol – convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp a decade ago – will be granted parole.

And they have a no-nonsense approach, too – slander his name and face their wrath.

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On Friday, 31 March,  Pistorius will appear at a parole hearing at the Correctional Service Parole Board at the Atteridgeville Prison in Pretoria, where he has spent the majority of his murder sentence.

Oscar has become eligible for parole after serving more than half of his 13 years and five-month murder sentence.

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On Facebook, multiple groups set up in support of Oscar have ramped up their support of the convicted murderer.

“Campaigners for Oscar Pistorius” – which has over 60 000 followers worldwide- have posted songs, poems, and prayers for the man they claim is “innocent.”

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“We will focus on being optimistic, positive and keep the faith,” reads one post. In another, the page’s admin encourages its following to wear a yellow ribbon in “solidarity for successful granting of parole.”

WELCOME to Operation Yellow Ribbon for the safe return of Oscar Pistorius. Followers are encouraged wherever they are in…

Posted by Campaigners For Oscar Pistorius on Monday, 27 March 2023

In another group called the “Oscar Pistorius Case,” with over 20 000 followers, members share pictures of the athlete with encouraging words.

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Sharlene Van Lille: “Praying that you will be released tomorrow.”

Brenda Collopy Landsberg: “Yippee,  you have overstayed your visit.”

Rachel Pritchard Muller: “ALMOST HOME”

A third group – “Support for Oscar Pistorius,” offers Bible verses and dedicated blog posts as encouragement.

My dear Oscar On Friday, my thoughts will be with you and my prayers will be for you. I am reminded of the words of the…

Posted by Support For Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday, 29 March 2023


Meanwhile, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother is expected to speak at the parole hearing with an emotional address, says family lawyer Tanya Koen.

During the parole hearing, the Correctional Supervision Parole Board will decide if Pistorius is fit to complete the remainder of their sentence outside of prison.

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The parole board will evaluate recommendations made by professionals like psychologists and correctional officers.

If her previous sentiments are anything to go by, June is hoping to halt the process with what is likely to be an emotional presentation before the parole board and Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius
Reeva Steenkamp’s parents and GBV activists Women For Change are opposing the parole application of Oscar Pistorius. Images via Facebook: Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation/ GIANLUIGI GUERCIAAFP

Koen told Netwerk24: “We will make written representations, and June will also deliver her victim-offender statement in person.

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“June will tell the parole board what impact the events had had on their life. The parole board will then look at the information placed before them and decide whether the offender really shows remorse, has been rehabilitated, and would pose a danger to society if he is released.

“They will then make a decision if parole is granted or not.”