The review board, the final arbiter of parole disputes in South Africa, met on Monday (05Oct15) to decide if the Paralympic star should be allowed out of jail and placed under house arrest.

The panel referred the matter back to the original parole board which reviewed his case, the athlete's lawyer, Brian Webber, tells AFP.

Prosecutors wants Pistorius to receive a murder conviction, and the parole board decision means there may not be a ruling on his release before the appeal comes to court next month (Nov15).

The South African runner was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

He shot her dead in the bathroom of his home in Pretoria but insisted he mistook her for a burglar.

Pistorius was set for release in August (15) after serving one-sixth of his sentence, but was forced to remain in prison after South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha made a last-minute intervention blocking his parole.