Former athlete Oscar Pistorius, who still must serve a minimum of 5 years behind bars for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is making an attempt to supply meaning and hope to fellow prisoners by sharing Christianity.
His father, Henke Pistorius, told The Times UK that Pistorius was finding new purpose by leading a Bible study and prayer cluster at Atteridgeville correctional centre in Pretoria.
They meet once or two times in a week, he said.
“Oscar leads the studies and is ready to accommodate people who aren’t familar with the Bible to clarify the meaning of all the verses.
The British newspaper quoted Henke as saying: “He (Oscar) can feel he is making a difference to others who really needed a difference to be made – to give their lives meaning, purpose and some hope. As a result, things have also improved for him.”
Being in jail has given Pistorius, who is going to be eligible for parole in 2023, a bit of land to develop a vegetable patch.
His father told the days UK: “Oscar, being an artist, didn’t simply do square blocks of vegetables, he has designed a face – the hair is for certain variety of veggies and also the ears and mouths are something else. It’s quite unimaginable.”
Oscar Pistorius shot model Reeva Steenkamp within the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013, once he discharged fourfold through the door of his rest room, associate degree act he maintained resulted from interpretation her for a thief. the previous Paralympian was at first sentenced to 6 years in jail, however this was extended to thirteen years by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
He was last seen publicly in Nov 2018, once he was permissible to attend a memorial service for his granddad, who had died at the age of a hundred and one.