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Oscar Pistorius’s brother Carl is celebrating his parole news.
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@carlpistorius/ @oscarpistorius

Soon to be reunited: Oscar Pistorius’s brother celebrates his parole

Oscar Pistorius’s brother Carl is celebrating his parole news after claiming that Reeva Steenkamp’s death was a ‘tragic, honest mistake’.

oscar pistorius, parole

Oscar Pistorius’s brother Carl is celebrating his parole news.
Images via Instagram:
@carlpistorius/ @oscarpistorius

Like many of his family members, Oscar Pistorius’s brother Carl is celebrating his successful parole bid.

The former Paralympian – who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp a decade ago – will be granted a prison release early next year.

This, after serving half of his 13-year and five-month murder sentence.

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On his official Instagram account, Carl Pistorius posted news of his brother’s parole, which will begin on 5 January 2024.

In it was the statement from the Department of Correctional Service.

It read: “The parole placement decision was taken by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB), having assessed Mr Pistorius’ profile and other material submitted for the purposes of parole consideration.

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The statement added that Pistorius had undertaken a rehabilitation programme to reintegrate him into the community.

It added: “Mr Pistorius will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections and will be subjected to supervision in compliance with parole conditions until his sentence expires.”

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A few months ago, Carl – who is based in the US – shared how his siblings Oscar and Aimee – in London – were on his mind.

“Miss you both today,” he posted on Instagram.

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In August, Carl Pistorius responded to The South African’s questions about Oscar’s sentence and parole bid.

He said: “What is ‘rehabilitation’? What do you mean by ‘served his time’? Such fundamental questions with such complex answers. 

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He continued: “He [Oscar] was rehabilitated before he went in. He will spend his life serving a self-imposed sentence of guilt for a tragic but honest mistake because we, as a rainbow nation, have failed one another. 

“If you’re asking if his constitutional rights have been infringed upon, yes, absolutely.”


It’s not the first time Carl has spoken out about Oscar Pistorius’s parole bid, which was denied in both March 2023 and November 2022.

In April, Oscar’s brother and sister, Aimee, claimed that DCS and the parole board had gotten their dates all wrong. 

On their separate Twitter accounts, they tweeted a statement that read: “Our family is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Correctional Services and Parole Board on Oscar’s parole consideration.”

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Oscar’s siblings added that the SCA’s judgement and multiple orders thereof have been a “continuous source of confusion and avoidable distress to all parties involved.”

Carl also tweeted another statement, documenting in detail the directives imposed by the SCA between January 2021 and March 2023. In it, the Pistorius family claims that the parole board constituted a “mistake compounding another mistake.”

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“This is simply wrong,” the document concluded.