Bill Schroder, who was Oscar Pistorius’ former headmaster at Pretoria Boys High School visited him in prison in 2022 and revealed to the The Sun that the Paralympian feared parole.

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Schroder also told the publication that Oscar Pistorius, who was released on parole on Friday, 5 January fears for his safety and being attacked in public.

“He spoke about his fears about how he will be treated by the public when he is out, as he knows he has those who support him, but he knows there are many others who don’t.”

“He fears for his safety and being attacked if he just takes a walk down to the shops. He has been offered a safe place in Italy where he has some family but under the terms of his parole, he can’t leave the country,” added Schroder.

The Paralympian, who was released on parole from Pretoria’s Atteridgeville Correctional Centre after eight years behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp currently lives with his uncle, Arnold Pistorius in Waterkloof, Pretoria

The Mirror reports that Arnold bought the house in 1992 from a former Dutch Reformed Church and converted it into a R47.5 million three-storey mansion with 24 rooms.

The Sun also reports that Arnold has hired armed guards with attack dogs, has put up razor wire and electric fences around the 12- bedroom converted Dutch Reformed church to try to keep his nephew safe.

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The publication adds that the Paralympian told his friends he’s looking forward to home-cooked lasagne as his first freedom meal in the cottage and wants to re-watch his favourite movies, Snatch and Full Metal Jacket.

The ex-sprinter was released on parole in November after serving eight-and-a-half years in prison for shooting Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine’s Day 2013.

The Citizen reports that Reeva’s mother, June revealed in a statement that she’s not convinced Oscar has been rehabilitated.

“There can never be justice if your loved one is never coming back, and no amount of time served will bring Reeva back.”

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