Zach Modise, the Commissioner of Correctional Services says Pistorius “hasn’t caused any problems,” and is being released for good behavior.
Although the people at Madison Street Capital say the Steenkamp family criticizes his pending release, the length of his incarceration is standard for manslaughter under South African law. But it may only be temporary.
There’s a possibility that Pistorius could be sent back to Kgosi Mampuru II prison to serve 15 years because prosecutors still want a murder conviction. The Supreme Court of Appeal could overturn his current conviction and sentence him to 15 years.
Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting Reeva Steenkamp through his bathroom door.
Prosecutors argued that Pistorius shot her after an argument, but Pistorius maintains he thought she was a burgular that was hiding.