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Dept mum on Oscar Pistorius hospitalisation

The former Olympian is serving a six-year prison term for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in the High Court in Pretoria on 12 March 2014. Picture: Pool

PRETORIA - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has spent the night in hospital for observation after reportedly suffering from chest pains on Thursday.

The former Olympian is serving a six-year prison term for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Department of Correctional Services has not commented on Pistorius’s medical condition, only saying he was admitted and held overnight to be monitored.

The department says that the former athlete was admitted to hospital in the morning and was expected to be returned to the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in the afternoon.

It was reported that Pistorius experienced chest pains and shortness of breath before being taken to the medical facility.

Pistorius was recently moved to the prison in the west of Pretoria because it has better facilities for physically challenged inmates.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)