Oscar Pistorius moved to prison with better disabled facilities

Oscar Pistorius, seen leaving court in June. Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius has been moved to a prison with better disabled facilities, the South African government has said.

The Department of Correctional Services said the former Paralympic champion was transferred from Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria to the nearby Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, which recently installed bath tubs during upgrades for disabled inmates.

It says the Atteridgeville prison houses offenders serving up to six years in prison, and has rehabilitation and development programmes for inmates.

The request to be moved was made by Pistorius who is serving a six-year prison term for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

Officials say double-amputee Pistorius's disability previously required that he be held in a Kgosi Mampuru remand centre lacking such programmes.