Derby-Lewis condition unchanged

2014-04-22 10:44
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Johannesburg - Convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis's condition remains unchanged, the correctional services department said on Tuesday.

"There is no new development on him," spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said.

On Thursday, Derby-Lewis's wife Gaye said he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

"[It] is inoperable because of his age and frailty," she said at the time.

"Clive [will] stay in hospital for another week. After that, he is scheduled for radiation and chemotherapy from 6 May."

An application for medical parole would go ahead this week.

Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus were convicted of killing SA Communist Party general secretary Chris Hani.

Hani was shot dead in the driveway of his home on 10 April 1993. Derby-Lewis, who was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, has already served more than 20 years of his sentence.

The 78-year-old has previously been denied medical parole.

He has also been stabbed on two different occasions by inmates at the Kgosi Mampuru Central Correctional Centre in Pretoria.
- SAPA
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