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Pistorius family considering its options

Oscar Pistorius was meant to be released under correctional supervision yesterday.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius was meant to be released under correctional supervision yesterday.

PRETORIA - As it's emerged Oscar Pistorius could wait up to four months to be released from prison, it's still unclear whether his family will approach the courts to have him released from prison sooner.

The athlete was scheduled to be released yesterday under correction supervision after serving a sixth of his five year sentence for culpable homicide.

The Blade Runner shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day two years ago.

It was meant to be his first night back at home instead it marked exactly 10 months since Pistorius was sent to prison.

The week started with a petition from the Progressive Women's Movement to Justice Minister Michael Masutha asking that Pistorius not be released under correctional supervision.

Two days later, Masutha made the surprise announcement that he had referred the Parole Board's decision for review believing that it had considered the matter prematurely.

The Pistorius family say they have not yet made a decision on whether to challenge the minister but it is considering its options.

The ministry has declined to make any further comments on the matter.

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