Despite receiving a five-year sentence for shooting and killing Reeva Steenkamp, once Pistorius is released on Tuesday, he would have served just one year of that sentence behind bars.
However, this is far from the end of the situation for Pistorius, as the state is currently preparing an appeal to change his charge from culpable homicide to murder.
There was a mixed reaction to the news of Pistorius' release from prison on Twitter. Read some of the reactions below (Disclaimer: The opinions below are those of the Twitter users quoted, and not ZAlebs):
I see Oscar Pistorius is being released in time to get a full winter of training in ahead of his comeback at #rio2016— Mark Bowman (@Mark_A_Bowman) October 16, 2015
Oscar Pistorius gets 10 months for killing his wife. Nelson Mandela gets 27 years after fighting for human rights?— Baboloki monggae (@Baboloki10) October 16, 2015
If the South African law allows Oscar pistorius to be out, then we can't question it clearly he's not the first #OscarPistorius— Bongani Mabaso (@Bongs_mabaso) October 16, 2015
How's Oscar Pistorius coming out of prison after a year yet he got sentenced to 5years??????— LaurenJessica (@LJRegaan) October 16, 2015
Oscar pistorius is getting released next week. How about all those APLA soldiers who are dying in jail?— Sipho wa Afrika (@SiphoMosotho) October 16, 2015
Oscar Pistorius to be released and will serve the remainder of his term under house arrest. Moral of the story: Get good lawyers.— President Vusani (@Vusani_) October 16, 2015
Cannot believe Oscar Pistorius gets out in a week. Poor Reeva & her family #OscarPistorius— Matt (@Pringster78) October 16, 2015
#Oscar Pistorius may be going home but he will never be free!— Emma King (@toothfairysa) October 16, 2015
So Oscar Pistorius is getting out next week tuesday... Great!— MDawg (@MtlatsiMo) October 16, 2015
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