Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp’s parents to meet her killer

The jailed ex-Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been moved to a different prison ahead of a meeting with the parents of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend who he murdered in 2013.

The meeting is part of a process that could lead to the 35-year-old’s eventual release on parole.

The South African has been transferred nearer to where the Steenkamps live.

Pistorius is up for possible release after having served half his sentence of 13 years and five months.

But he first must participate in what the South African authorities describe as “restorative justice”.

As part of this, offenders are expected to speak to their victims or their relatives. They must also acknowledge the harm they have caused, the department of correctional services said.

Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp dead in 2013 saying he mistook her for a burglar at his Pretoria home.

He fired four times through a locked toilet door.

In 2014, at the conclusion of a trial that was followed around the world, he was given a five-year term for manslaughter. But Pistorius was found guilty of murder on appeal in 2015 and the sentence was later increased to 13 years and five months.

BBC