South Africa’s justice minister has blocked the early release of Oscar Pistorius from prison on Friday.
He said the decision by the parole board to release him after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence was premature and without legal basis.
It could now take months for the board to review its decision.
He was due to be transferred from prison to house arrest on Friday, when he was expected to stay at his uncle’s mansion in Pretoria.
Oscar was convicted of manslaughter last year after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
He insists he mistook her for an intruder.