Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison fight over his use of a public phone, officials have said.
It is being reported in the South African media that the fight broke out because of the amount of time Pistorius was taking on the phone.
Fellow inmates became angry because they wanted to use the phone as well and a fight broke out.
Pistorius, who is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkam, was left with a bruise.
The Department of Correctional Services confirmed that there was ‘an altercation with another inmate over the use of a public phone’ on December 6.
‘Oscar Pistorius sustained a bruise following an alleged incident with another inmate over the use of a public phone in the special care unit where both offenders are detained at Attridgeville Correctional Centre,’ spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said.
Pistorius was in November 2016 moved to the prison north of the capital Pretoria, which caters for inmates with physical disabilities.
Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state argued that it was unduly lenient.
Nxumalo said an official investigation has been launched into the incident.
Pistorius, 31, was originally convicted of culpable homicide over the 2013 killing – the equivalent of manslaughter – but the appeal court upgraded his conviction to murder.
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