Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been transferred to a prison closer to the parents of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot to death in 2013, to allow for a face-to-face meeting as part of his parole process.
Pistorius has served half of his 15-year sentence for the murder of Steenkamp at their home eight years ago, and is thus eligible for parole.
“Oscar Pistorius has been moved to a prison in Gqeberha. He will stay there until the process for his parole ends,” a Correctional Services spokesman told AFP.
The Steenkamps’ lawyer, Tania Koen, recently told national broadcaster SABC that the parents had a number of questions to ask Pistorius, but that the process of meeting with their daughter’s killer was difficult for them.
Koen said: “June has always said that she has forgiven Oscar, however that doesn’t mean that he mustn’t pay for what he has done.
“Barry battles with that [forgiveness] a bit, but that is something he will have to voice at the appropriate time. The wound, even though so much time has passed, is still very raw.”