of late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The jailed ex-Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to meet the parents of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he was convicted of murdering in 2013.
The meeting is part of a process that could lead to the 35-year-old’s eventual release on parole.
Officials said the South African has been moved to a different prison nearer to where Mr and Mrs Steenkamp live.
Pistorius is up for possible release after having served half his 13 years and fivemonth sentence. But he first must participate in what is called “restorative justice”. According to the department of correctional services, as part of this, offenders are expected to speak to their victims or their relatives. They must also acknowledge the harm they have caused.
Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp dead in 2013 saying he mistook her for a burglar at his home in the capital, Pretoria. He fired four times through a locked toilet door.