Oscar Pistorius will remain in jail after a decision to grant him parole was delayed once again.

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

The South African parole review board, which serves as the final recourse for parole disputes, met on Monday to decide if the athlete should be allowed out on house arrest.

The Paralympic gold medallist, 28, has been fighting a lengthy battle to be released early from jail, hoping to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle's mansion in Pretoria.

Pistorius was jailed for five years in 2014, after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and was due to have been released in August after serving 10 months of the five-year sentence, as per South African law. However, the country's justice minister, Michael Masutha, blocked his release at the last minute and referred the case back to the parole board.

The double amputee was found guilty of culpable homicide - equivalent to manslaughter - and many prosecutors argue that the judge who presided over his trial did not apply the law correctly by acquitting him of murder.

There is no indication when Pistorius's parole hearing will take place, but it is unlikely that a ruling will be made before the athlete's conviction is appealed in a separate legal process on 3 November in Bloemfontein.