PICTURE: Oscar Pistorius let out for memorial of beloved grandfather

13 November 2018 - 11:39 By IAVAN PIJOOS
A rare glimpse of Oscar Pistorius as he arrives at the memorial service for his late grandfather in Centurion November 13, 2018
A rare glimpse of Oscar Pistorius as he arrives at the memorial service for his late grandfather in Centurion November 13, 2018
Image: ALON SKUY
Brothers Oscar and Carl Pistorius in 2013. Convicted murderer Oscar was escorted to his late grandfather's memorial service by correctional services officials on November 13, 2018
Brothers Oscar and Carl Pistorius in 2013. Convicted murderer Oscar was escorted to his late grandfather's memorial service by correctional services officials on November 13, 2018
Image: Gallo Images

Convicted murderer and former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was released from prison to attend the memorial service of his beloved grandfather in Centurion on Tuesday morning.

Pistorius arrived in a white marked Toyota Corolla correctional services car.  He was accompanied by two correctional officials.

Seated in the back of the car, Pistorius covered his face with his jacket when he spotted photographers. The memorial service was held at the Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel.

His 101-year-old grandfather, Hendrik Pistorius, died in October. He ran a successful agricultural limestone supply company during his working life.

Before the service started, mourners were served tea and scones.

Hendrik is survived by seven children‚ 23 grandchildren (including Oscar) and 30 great-grandchildren. His wife‚ Gerti‚ died two years ago‚ aged 92.


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