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Strict conditions & community service accompany Pistorius’s release

Correctional services says the parole board considered stricter conditions to be imposed on the offender.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - Correctional services says Oscar Pistorius will be subjected to strict conditions after he is released under house arrest next Tuesday.

The parole board met in Pretoria today to discuss the athlete's application a week after it was postponed to further consult the Steenkamp family.

LISTEN: Pistorius to walk out of jail next week.

Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp two years ago.

WATCH: The moment judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced the paralympian.

Apart from being confined to his uncle Arnold's plush mansion in the leafy suburbs of Waterkloof, Eyewitness News understands Pistorius will have to perform community service.

Correctional services' Manelisi Wolela says the parole board considered stricter conditions to be imposed on the offender.

"They have also added to the basic supervision parole conditions two conditions which include continue psychotherapy and prohibitions in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act."

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