Pistorius, who won global renown as a medal-winning double amputee track star before his dramatic fall from grace, woke up in Kgosi Mampuru II prison, formerly known as Pretoria Central.
He is expected to go through an induction, after spending the night in a single cell in the hospital section The double amputee was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.
His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said the family accepted the sentence and that his nephew would “embrace this opportunity to pay back to society.”
Meanwhile, Reeva Steenkamp’s parents yesterday expressed satisfaction with the sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius .
June and Barry Steenkamp said they accepted the five-year prison term Pistorius was given although they feel there’s still a “big missing piece of the puzzle” concerning their daughter’s final moments.
“It’s not that we want vengeance or anything or him to suffer with his disabilities, but at the same time we feel satisfied that he will realize now that you can’t go around doing things like that.”
Source: National Mirror