Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 11:05 IST | AFP

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said yesterday.

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said yesterday. The double amputee - who is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - was left with a bruise after "an altercation with another inmate over the use of a public phone" on December 6, according to the department of Correctional Services.

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

"Oscar Pistorius sustained a bruise following an alleged incident with another inmate over the use of a public phone in the special care unit where both offenders are detained at Attridgeville Correctional Centre," spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said. Pistorius was in November 2016 moved to the prison in Pretoria, which caters for inmates with disabilities.

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