Pistorius’s brother, Carl, says Pistorius is relying on donations of loose change from visitors to buy cans of baked beans and pilchards in Kgosi Mpuru prison. He hasn’t been given a private bathroom although the social worker recommended one for him. He is starting a basketball team and has asked family members to donate balls instead of giving him gifts for his birthday, and is waiting for permission from the director of correctional services to start the team. Carl says Pistorius and his family are still hoping he will be released to house arrest but they are taking it moment by moment:
There are surely desires in his heart, and over time they’ll change. But he now lives moment by moment. There’s no fairy tale.