Reeva Steenkamp’s ex boyfriend and killer, Oscar Pistorius, won’t have to wear an electronic tracker like other criminals when he is freed from jail on Friday.

“No, absolutely not,” correctional services spokesman Logan Maistry said yesterday.


The former track star is among about 3 400 people to be released under correctional supervision after serving a sixth of their jail terms.

Pistorius has served 10 months of his five-year term for shooting girlfriend Reeva dead.

But Maistry stressed his release didn’t mean his five-year term was reduced.

There are altogether 60 000 offenders under correctional supervision, including parolees.

Alcohol, drugs and contacting certain people are banned for them and they must stay within a magisterial district.

But they can work and take part in programmes to help restore relations with the community. – NEWS24

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