“I have asked the family for more information but at the moment I know nothing about him being in hospital. I am sure that getting back to me is not a priority at the moment for them [the Pistorius family],” Burgess said.
In a later response, Burgess said that the family would not comment as this was a “private matter”.
However, Correctional services confirmed that Pistorius had been in hospital over the weekend.
Pistorius now faces a minimum of 15 years after the Constitutional Court previously dismissed his application for leave to appeal his conviction.