Oscar Pistorius suffers bruise in prison fight


JOHANNESBURG, Dec 12 – Jailed South African track
star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another
inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a
sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said
on Tuesday.

Fellow prisoners were angered by a long phone call he made
and it led to a fight, local media reported.

“Oscar sustained a minor bruise. It was so minor it didn’t
need any form of treatment,” said Singabakho Nxumalo, a
spokesman at the Department of Correctional Services.

He said authorities were investigating last Wednesday’s incident.
Pistorius is serving 13 years and five months after the
Supreme Court last month more than doubled his sentence for the
murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Pistorius won six Paralympic gold medals and was known as
the “Blade Runner” for his use of carbon-fibre prosthetics.