Oscar Pistorius begins long wait as lawyers consider next move

AUGUST 21, 2015

Oscar Pistorius on Friday began an uncertain but tense wait for new news on his release after Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Michael Masutha, made an 11th hour decision to halt the former Paralympian's parole, which was due to start today.

He had just served 10 months of his five year sentence for the culpable homicide of his model and law graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

Masutha said he believes Pistorius’s probation was unlawfully granted and referred the matter back to the parole board. He called into question the timing of the decision.

The board could now take up to four months to review its decision on when he should be freed.

Masutha himself doesn’t have the power to refuse parole for inmates not serving life.

A date has yet to be set for Pistorius's review hearing.

Meanwhile, his lawyers are still considering their next move.

What happened this week?

NPA FILES APPEAL AGAINST OSCAR CONVICTION

OSCAR PISTORIUS PAROLE GRIPS WORLD - SEE COMMENTS

OSCAR PISTORIUS PAROLE: MASUTHA TO MAKE DECISION ON PETITION BEFORE FRIDAY

STEENKAMPS GATHER ON PORT ELIZABETH BEACH FOR REEVA'S BIRTHDAY

DECISION TO RELEASE OSCAR PISTORIUS SUSPENDED

NO COMMENT ON OSCAR APPEAL REPORTS