Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is reportedly nursing bruises after being involved in a physical scuttle in prison.
The altercation between Pistorius and a fellow inmate is said to have been caused by the use of a public telephone. The South African ‘blade runner’ is said to have been engaging in a lengthy telephone conversation, thereby angering the other prisoners.
The altercation took place in the special care unit of the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre which caters to inmates with physical disabilities
“As standard operating procedure regarding cases of alleged assaults‚ Department for Correctional Services has launched an internal investigation into the matter to establish the facts and to ensure that appropriate action is taken as incidents of assault are not allowed,” said Singabakho Nxumalo, a prison spokesman.
Pistorius, who was previously serving six years, had his sentence doubled to 13 years last month following his fatal shooting of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times on the Valentines of 2013.