Oscar Pistorius sweeping church floors after release from prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp: sources

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Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian who killed his model girlfriend inside their home in 2013, is holed up at his uncle’s luxurious three-storey mansion — and has been ostracised by his former pals since he was released from prison last January.

Pistorius reached out to at least two members of the International Paralympic Committee after his release, asking if they could work together in any capacity.

He was quickly rebuffed, The NY Post reports.

“He’s too toxic to work with now,” one of the members tells The Post. “There’s nothing for him here.”

The 37-year-old athlete became a national hero in 2012 when he became the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.

But six months later, Pistorious fell from grace when he shot Reeva Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in his house.

During his 2014 murder trial, he claimed that he mistook his girlfriend for a burglar.

He shot her using ammunition designed to inflict maximum bodily damage. He was initially sentenced in 2014 by a high court to five years in jail for culpable homicide.

After prosecutors appealed, authorities more than doubled his sentence to 13 years and five months.

He served more than half of that sentence before being released in January.

Since his release, Pistorius has been hidden away in the fortified compound belonging to his uncle, Arnold, in Pretoria.

The compound, in the exclusive Waterkloof suburb, has armed guards, electronic defences and reportedly several “attack dogs.”

Under the terms of his release, Pistorius is not required to wear an electronic monitor.

According to the Department of Corrections, a parole officer checks on him at random hours of the day or night.

He is subject to alcohol and drug testing.

He can have no contact with Reeva Steenkamp’s family.

Pistorious is also unable to post on social media or give interviews.

He cannot write a memoir about his experiences.

Pistorious’ release from prison was opposed by Steenkamp’s family. After his release, Reeva’s mother June Steenkamp told the ITV morning show that she accepted the parole board’s decision.

“He had to come out, it’s inevitable,” she told the show. “He’s on parole now. It’s not going to make any difference to my life.”

“He’s done what he’s done already and I can’t do anything about that,” she continued. “I’ve lost the most beautiful, wonderful child. And now I’ve been without her for so many years, I miss her every day.”

According to his parole paperwork, Pistorius has listed his volunteer work at NG Kerk Waterkloof, the Dutch Reformed Church attended by his uncle.

He does light maintenance and janitorial work.

He quietly attends services.

“I almost didn’t recognise him,” says Aida Govender, who spotted him at the church last month while visiting with her relatives.

“His hair is longer and he’s got a beard. He’s also not as lean as I expected. You would never know he was an athlete; he’s just not the same.”

A church member tells The Post that Pistorius seems different than before.

“He’s not friendly, not outgoing,” the parishioner says. “I don’t know if I’ve even seem him crack a smile. He’s just a shadow of what he once was.”

This article originally appeared in The NY Post and was reproduced with permission.

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