Father of Convicted Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, Says he Has Been Leading Fellow Inmates In Prayer and Bible Study Meetings

Oscar Pistorius, is escorted by police officers as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, after his sentencing proceedings. An appeals court found double-amputee runner Pistorius guilty of murder, and not culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Oscar Pistorius has been regularly leading Bible studies and prayer meetings behind bars since he was jailed in South Africa for murdering his girlfriend, the Paralympian’s father has claimed.

The 32-year-old has convinced inmates – including a feared gang leader – to join the sessions at Pretoria’s Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, Henke Pistorius told The Times newspaper.

Mr Pistorius, 62, said: “They are hard-core chaps, the problem people in the prison, but now they are all meeting to follow the Bible once or twice a week.

“Oscar leads the studies and is able to accommodate those who aren’t so familiar with the Bible, to explain the meaning of all the verses.”

The double leg amputee, who has spoken publicly about his Christian faith, was sentenced in November 2017 to 13 years in prison for killing Reeve Steenkamp at his home in 2013.

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SOURCE: Premier, by Alex Williams