Correctional Services to fight Waterkloof Four ruling

2011-12-27 07:03

The Department of Correctional Services will “definitely and without doubt” and as soon as possible apply for a review of the court order that allowed the changing of the sentences of two of the Waterkloof Four.

Beeld newspaper reported today that Correctional Services deputy commissioner Zacharia Modise said last night that a formal announcement would be made at a press conference today.

Schalkwyk and Tiedt were imprisoned along with Christoff Bekker and Frikkie du Preez in 2008 for killing a homeless man and assaulting another at a park in Pretoria in 2001.

Bekker and Du Preez, who are serving their sentences in Pretoria Central, had not been released and there was no word as to whether they would be.

Modise said before Christmas that no applications for Bekker and Du Preez had so far been received or were being processed by the Pretoria Central Prison parole board.

He said the department would oppose any decision to commute the sentences of Bekker and Du Preez.

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