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Oscar Pistorius bruised in prison fight over telephone use

Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, has been bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use.

Pistorius sustained a minor injury in an alleged assault at the Attridgevill Correctional Centre last week, Singabakho Nxumalo of the Department of Correctional Services said on Tuesday.

Pistorius had a medical check-up and the incident is being investigated.

Pistorius, a double amputee runner who won worldwide acclaim winning in the Paralympics and competing in the Olympics, is serving a 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius shot her dead in his home on Valentine's Day 2013 and claimed he thought she was an intruder.


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