Back to the headlines

Posted on September 13, 2010. Filed under: Courts, News |

This editor is now officially back from a much-needed holiday! And with lots of new updates to share…

I thought I would start by highlighting the weekend headlines – that Clive Derby-Lewis, convicted for the 1993 killing of prominent anti-apartheid activist and Communist Party leader Chris Hani, may receive parole by year-end.

As recently posted, reports of a possible parole approval were previously dismissed by Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Weekend papers, however, suggest that according to “sources close to Derby-Lewis”, “the Pretoria Prison parole board has recommended for a second time that he be freed”. (Full article here)

Individuals and organisations, including COSATU, the Young Communist League, and the Democratic Alliance have all issued public statements in opposition.

Reports of the release of Derby-Lewis have been denied by Correctional Services so far (read more here)… more news to follow!

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