‘Waterkloof two’ back in court

2011-12-19 09:13

Lawyers for two of the “Waterkloof Four” were expected to return to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to secure their release on parole.

The department of correctional services was expected to challenge the urgent application today, spokesperson Zacharia Modise said at the weekend.

Gert van Schalkwyk and Reinach Tiedt were granted correctional supervision by the Pretoria Regional Court on Wednesday but prison officials refused to release them.

The pair won an urgent court application on Friday for their release, but were still kept in jail.

“We have taken that matter on appeal and will deal with it on Monday,” Modise said.

Tiedt and Van Schalkwyk were among a group of four boys convicted of killing a homeless man and assaulting another at a park in Pretoria in 2001. They were each sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Van Schalkwyk and Tiedt have served three years of the sentence.

The remaining two were being held in another prison and not included in the release order.

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