Waterkloof duo to be held for 72 hours as probe continues

2014-02-17 08:25

Two of the Waterkloof Four killers rearrested will be held for 72 hours while an investigation into their jail cell party at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria continues, says the correctional services department.

“There is nothing new at this stage. The investigation is still continuing,” spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said today.

Wolela could not confirm if the two were being held at the same prison.

Convicted killers Frikkie du Preez and Christoff Becker were rearrested yesterday just four days after being released on parole.

Bekker, Du Preez, Gert van Schalkwyk and Reinach Tiedt were released on Tuesday after being jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria in 2001.

Yesterday, Wolela said they were being held for allegedly smuggling alcohol and having a party inside the prison.

This came after a video of them was posted on YouTube showing Du Preez and Becker allegedly drinking and using a cellphone in a jail cell.


Wolela said the investigation would involve watching the video, interviewing the two parolees and speaking to those responsible for security on the day.

In the video Becker says in Afrikaans: “It’s a nice weekend in jail here. We’re having a great time ... We managed to get a bottle of something.”

Pop music plays throughout the video. The cell is shown equipped with a sink, a table with a computer on it and a pot plant with heart-shaped leaves. Becker takes photos of himself with a cellphone while posing topless in front of a mirror.

Throughout the video, which runs for just under four minutes, Becker constantly pulls on his shorts to expose more of his red-banded briefs.

He stands up to flex his muscles, does some dance moves and plays with his belly button, which is shown in an extended close-up.

At one stage, Du Preez, who appears to be seated on a toilet and drinking something out of a mug, doubles over with laughter and lifts his eyebrow and pouts.

A photo on the computer screen shows a bottle of J&B whisky and Johnny Walker Red Label, which one of the men says “Francois” gave them.

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