Steenkamp family was not emotionally prepared for parole talks so soon 

The pain and trauma of model Reeva Steenkamp’s murder and former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s prison term have been dragged back into the media spotlight yet again, as it emerged that convicted murderer Pistorius’s, has qualified  for parole.
The law states that a convicted prisoner are eligible for parole after serving half their sentence. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned Pistorius’s culpable homicide verdict and convicted him of murder and sentenced him to 13 years and five months in Atteridgeville Prison in Pretoria. This meant that, after he was resentenced by the Supreme Court of Appeal for shooting Steenkamp through a locked toilet door, killing her, Pistorius would be eligible for early release in March 2023.However, this calculation failed to take into account that Pistorius had already served just over 500 days before the sentencing, which could validly be added to his time served.
Reeva Steenkamp parents' lawyer and spokesperson Tania Koen, said the family was not emotionally prepared for parole talks, so soon.