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First on EWN: Pistorius & Krejcir might be neighbours in prison

EWN understands a cell has been prepared for Pistorius in the same section as the Czech fugitive.

Oscar Pistorius talks to one of his lawyers Brian Webber at the High Court in Pretoria where he is appearing for sentencing procedures for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 13 October 2014. Picture: Pool.
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PRETORIA – Eyewitness News understands a jail cell has been prepared for Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Central Prison, in the same section that houses Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.

Pistorius will be sentenced in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

He was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the 2013 Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The state wants him jailed for a decade while his defence has recommended house arrest and community service.

Eyewitness News has learnt that Pistorius will be sent to the most securely guarded section outside of C Max, if sent to prison on Tuesday.

A mere six single cells occupy the floor he’ll be sharing with only one other inmate, Krejcir.

Krejcir is standing trial in the High Court in Johannesburg but is being held in Pretoria because he’s a high security risk.

A Correctional Services official told Eyewitness News this particular section is guarded by the prison’s special task force and access is strictly controlled.

Acting Correctional Services National Commissioner Moleko Zac Modise testified last week that the athlete would be safe and his needs as a disabled person catered for.

Click here to view the state’s closing argument.

Click here to view the defence's closing argument.

And follow court proceedings live on EWN’s Oscar Pistorius trial blog.


(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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