South Africa famous paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been  briefly released from prison to attend the memorial service of his grandfather.

Information revealed that Pistorius’ grandfather died in October at the age of 101.

The former Paralympian is serving a 13-year sentence at Atteridgeville Correctional Centre for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius was escorted to the service and has since returned to prison.

Oscar Pistorius is serving a 13-year sentence at Atteridgeville Correctional Centre for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

At various times the athletes lawyer had filed that his client was been abused in jail, calling for respite for the convicted murderer.