The Department of Correctional Services confirmed that Oscar Pistorius has been transferred to a Correctional Facility in Gqeberha on Monday, 29 November 2021.
The Department announced that Pistorius’s transfer is to enable a dialogue between the offender and Reeva Steenkamp’s family who are based in Gqeberha as part of a Victim-Offender-Dialogue process.
“Offenders participate in the Victim-Offender-Dialogue as part of their rehabilitation path wherein they are able to acknowledge the harm they have caused to their victims and the society at large,” the Department of Correctional Services said.
“This is an internal process and it is our humble plea that all participants be allowed to partake without undue pressure to disclose contents of the engagement,” the Department added.
The Correctional Services department also stated that they are unable to preempt a timeframe of when the process will be completed as it will be guided by the level of preparedness by all participants as the dialogues are sensitive, emotional and inconsolable.
The Department reiterated that the Victim-Offender-Dialogue proceeding is not a parole placement process but rather a programme that takes place prior to an offender being considered for parole