43 presidential remission offenders back in jail

2012-06-12 08:21
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Johannesburg - Forty-three of the offenders who were granted special remission of sentence by President Jacob Zuma are back in jail, the department of correctional services said on Tuesday.

President Jacob Zuma announced on 27 April - Freedom Day - that his administration would grant the special remission to specific categories of sentenced offenders, probationers and parolees.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa had said more than 35 000 offenders could be released, depending on an assessment.

It was estimated that around 20 855 probationers and parolees, and 14 651 sentenced inmates would be released "conditionally or unconditionally" in terms of an assessment process.

Offenders who qualified could only be released from 14 May in "controllable groups".

Those sentenced for aggressive, sexual, firearm and drug related offences did not qualify for the special remission.

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