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Oscar Pistorius Treated in Hospital for Injuries Suffered in Prison

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    Oscar Pistorius, centre, appears in the High Court for re-sentencing proceedings, in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 13, 2016. Pistorius suffered injuries in prison on Saturday.

    Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was treated for injuries he suffered in prison, NBC News reported. 

    Pistorius told prison staff he fell out of bed and injured himself, Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for South Africa's Department of Correctional Services, told NBC News. Nxumalo would not disclose the nature of his injuries.

    Nxumalo told NBC News the former Paralymic champion was taken to the Kalafong hospital in Pretoria on Saturday and was returned to prison later in the day. 

    Reuters reported that Pistorius was treated for minor injuries to his wrist, but NBC News was not able to verify that report. 

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    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

    The double-amputee was sentenced to six years in prison in July for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.