The double amputee — who’s serving a 13-year jail time period for the homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — was left with a bruise after “an altercation with one other inmate over the usage of a public cellphone” on December 6, in keeping with the division of Correctional Providers.
“Oscar Pistorius sustained a bruise following an alleged incident with one other inmate over the usage of a public cellphone within the particular care unit the place each offenders are detained at Attridgeville Correctional Centre,” spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo mentioned.
Pistorius was in November 2016 moved to the jail north of the capital Pretoria, which caters for inmates with bodily disabilities.
Final month, the Supreme Courtroom of Enchantment greater than doubled his unique sentence of six years after the state argued that it was unduly lenient.
Nxumalo mentioned an official investigation has been launched into the incident.
Native media reported that fellow prisoners have been angered by the Pistorius’s prolonged phone dialog, resulting in a combat.
Pistorius, 31, was initially convicted of culpable murder over the 2013 killing — the equal of manslaughter — however the attraction court docket upgraded his conviction to homicide.
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