Former athlete turned murderer Oscar Pistorius disclosed during a Pretoria High Court appearance today that he is studying while serving house arrest for the killing of his girlfriend.
“I have enrolled at the London School of Economics for a B.Sc business with law degree. I study by way of correspondence and need daily access to the Internet for this purpose‚” Pistorius stated in an affidavit.
He secured the court’s permission to remain on bail of R10‚000 pending an application to oppose the appeal court’s verdict last week that he was guilty of murder‚ not the lesser sentence of culpable homicide.
He was released on correctional supervision in October after serving a year in jail for firing four shots into a locked toilet door‚ which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Now‚ his lawyers are hoping to persuade the Constitutional Court that the appellate division erred in changing the conviction‚ and he must report back on this process to court in April next year.
Until then‚ he must remain at his uncle Arnold’s Pistorius mansion in Pretoria. While he may the home between 7am and 12 noon‚ he may not leave the city limits and must submit to electronic monitoring.