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Uncertainty hangs over Pistorius's parole hearing

Pistorius will have to wait another 2 weeks to hear the decision on whether he should be released from prison.

Oscar Pistorius is greeted by his father Henke at the High Court in Pretoria on 21 October 2014. Picture: Pool.

JOHANENSBURG - A cloud of uncertainty still hangs over whether Oscar Pistorius will be granted parole after his bid for freedom hit another snag, with the postponement of the parole review board's hearing on his application.

On Saturday the Correctional Services Department confirmed a hearing to decide on whether Pistorius should be released from prison has been pushed back by two weeks.

It's believed the panel convened at a Durban correctional facility on Friday but was unable to complete its work.

Pistorius is serving a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

The department's Manelisi Wolela says no specific date has been decided on as yet.

"The Parole Review Board indeed met to consider various submissions for review but unfortunately couldn't finish and had to postpone for at least two weeks."

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said last month that he believed the decision to release the athlete was made prematurely.

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