Eugene de Kock being protected from ‘right-wing plot’

2015-03-22 15:00

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Eugene de Kock is allegedly being kept a “prisoner” by intelligence agents who want to protect him from a “right-wing plot”.

Despite this, he is still in contact with some friends. And it’s through these channels that earlier this week he relayed instructions to his lawyer to get him released.

One of his regular visitors is Anemari Jansen, author of the recently published book Eugene de Kock – Sluipmoordenaar van die Staat (Assassin of the State).

Rapport, City Press’ sister newspaper, understands from reliable sources that Jansen, who lives on the East Rand, has to park in a public parking area.

She is then picked up by government agents and taken to De Kock. She has to hand over her cellphone beforehand, presumably so that her cellphone signal does not disclose his location.

So we know where De Kock is, at least, within driving distance of Gauteng. And he is definitely not in Namibia, as has been speculated.

Julian Knight, De Kock’s lawyer, said this week that his client had not been formally admitted to the parole system despite his “release” from prison two months ago.

His parole conditions had not been outlined and so he could still not move around freely.

He is being guarded by police who believe there is a “right-wing plot” to harm him. So he is moved from hiding place to hiding place. But Knight said his client was tired of this.

“If Eugene has been released as the minister announced, let them put him on TV where he can say he now lives on the South Coast and he is well.”

Minister of Correctional Services Mike Masutha said at the parole announcement that it was De Kock’s wish that his parole conditions and the circumstances of his release were not made public.

Knight said that if police did not hand De Kock to officials of correctional services this week, he would ask the court for a habeas corpus order.

This would force the authorities to bring him to court so a judge could determine whether he was being lawfully detained.

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