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Oscar Pistorius discharged from hospital, back in cell

The former athlete was admitted into hospital on Thursday night after allegedly experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria on 5 March 2014. Picture: Pool

JOHANNESBURG – The correctional services department has confirmed that convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to prison after a short stay in hospital.

The former athlete was admitted into hospital on Thursday night after allegedly experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath.

Pistorius was discharged from hospital on Friday.

The department's Logan Maistry says the reasons for Pistorius' visit to hospital are confidential.

“The said inmate has been discharged from hospital and is currently back at the correctional facility where he is being held.”

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