Pistorius injured in prison fight

Pistorius injured in prison fight

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has sustained minor injury in a fight with a fellow inmate.

Oscar Pistorius
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Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says the Paralympian was involved in a dispute over the use of a public phone in the special care unit at the Attridgeville Correctional Centre.


''The reports we've received suggests that there was an altercation over the use of a public phone, but we find that because this public phone is located in the special care unit where officials constantly have to monitor the area, our reports suggests that there was no such monitoring and as such we need to investigate why they were no officials during the incident.''

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Nxumalo says the incident will be probed. 


''As standard operating procedure regarding cases of alleged assaults, the Department of Correctional Services has launched an internal investigation into the matter to establish the facts and to ensure that appropriate action is taken as incidents of assault are not allowed.''

The fight comes less than a month after the Supreme Court of Appeal extended Pistorius’ sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years in prison.


The state had applied to have Pistorius' initial six-year prison murder sentence increased, describing it as “shockingly lenient".


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