Former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on Friday, nearly 11 years after murdering his girlfriend.
Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 at his home in Pretoria, South Africa.
He said he fired his gun through a bathroom door after mistaking her for an intruder in the early hours.
The decision to grant the 37-year-old parole was made in November.
The parole will last until December 2029 and Pistorius will be supervised by a correctional services official and subject to restrictions.
He must attend therapy for anger issues and “gender-based violence issues” and will do community service.
The athlete – once celebrated as the ‘blade runner’ – is expected to spend parole at his uncle’s Pretoria mansion.
Ms Steenkamp’s mother said in November she still did not believe Pistorius’s claim he thought he was shooting at a burglar when he killed her daughter.
“My dearest child screamed for her life… I believe he knew it was Reeva,” June Steenkamp said in a statement.
She also said she wasn’t convinced Pistorius had been rehabilitated, as “rehabilitation requires someone to engage honestly with the full truth of his crime and the consequences”.
Pistorius’s case – a decade ago – was televised in a blaze of publicity.
The prosecution argued the killing was premeditated and that he shot Ms Steenkamp after she fled to the toilet following a row.
He was initially not found guilty of murder and instead convicted of culpable homicide (the equivalent of manslaughter).
Pistorius was sentenced to five years in 2014 and eventually released to house arrest.