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Oscar Pistorius Begins Serving Community Service


Oscar Pistorius has begun serving community service, a month after he was released from jail.

The South African Paralympian athlete was granted parole after serving one year of his five-year sentence for killing his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Oscar Pistorius, 28, must perform community service under the terms of his release.

In his first public appearance since then, the athlete reported to a police station in Pretoria on November 15 wearing sunglasses and carrying a backpack.Oscar Pistorius community service

He is serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s home in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, over the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

He told his trial last year that he had shot her through a bathroom door because he had mistaken her for an intruder.

The prosecution is appealing against the verdict, saying Oscar Pistorius should have been convicted of murder.

Oscar Pistorius house arrest conditions:

  • No access to firearms
  • No taking of drugs or alcohol, and can be randomly tested by officials
  • He must continue with psychotherapy sessions
  • No going out at night
  • He can work and will not be electronically tagged
  • His lawyers say track and field training is part of work, but this is still unclear