Pistorius's career uncertain

Agent Peet Van Zyl says he hopes to meet Pistorius to discuss his future.

Oscar Pistorius. Picture: Sascoc

PRETORIA - While the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has confirmed convicted killer Oscar Pistorius cannot compete until he has served his full five-year prison sentence, his agent says he will be meeting the former athlete to discuss his future.

The blade runner's agent, Peet Van Zyl told_ The Associated Press_ he hopes to meet his client at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison soon.

The High Court in Pretoria sentenced Pistorius to five years behind bars for the 2013 Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Van Zyl says Pistorius's lawyers are meeting him in prison today, to establish when exactly he and the athlete's long-time coach, Ampie Louw, can sit down to discuss his running future.

Van Zyl told The Associated Press he is eager to see his client and scoffed at critics wanting to write him off.

Meanwhile, Sascoc's Tubby Reddy says in terms of the body's rules, Pistorius will not be permitted to compete until has served the full five-year prison term, even if released early under correction supervision.

This position is shared by the International Paralympic Committee.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula believes the court's ruling is what he termed 'the end of the road' for Pistorius.