Oscar Pistorius was due to be released from prison on 21 August 2015. But the Justice Minister intervened on 19 August 2015 as Pistorius had not been eligible for consideration at the time of the parole board’s decision to release him. His release was only due for consideration on 21 August 2015.
The parole board made the decision to release Pistorius on June 5 2015, when Pistorius had served just over six months of his five-year sentence. This was i…n contravention of Section 73(7)(a), which required him to have served one-sixth of his five-year sentence before being considered for placement under correctional supervision.
On 19 September 2015, the parole board issued a statement saying that said Pistorius needed to wait for another 2 weeks behind bars after a second hearing to decide his early release was postponed.
Mercury went retrograde on 17 September 2015 and goes direct again on 9 October 2015.
Oscar Pistorius was originally sentenced to 5 years in prison on 21 October 2014. Mercury was once again retrograde.
On 20 Oct 2014 I wrote this……
‘Tomorrow the Judge will hand down sentence in the Oscar Pistorius trial. Mercury is still retrograde in the sign of Libra – the scales of justice. This literally describes how the information and evidence needs to be weighed in order to administer justice. No easy task.
Mercury is known as the jester, the joker, the trickster and the messenger. What are the implications for Oscar with the sentence being handed down when Mercury is still retrograde? Is the process complete?’
This process is not yet done and it seems there are still some twists and turns ahead for Oscar. The State’s appeal for the acquittal of murder charges against the culpable homicide-conviction will be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in November 2015.