Derby-Lewis lays special motion for medical parole

2015-05-21 08:10
Clive Derby-Lewis. (Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Beeld)

Clive Derby-Lewis. (Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Beeld)

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Pretoria - Clive Derby-Lewis's bid for medical parole has been set down as a special motion and will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria next week, his lawyer Julian Knight said on Thursday.

"The Clive Derby-Lewis matter is being heard on the 25th, Monday, [it is a] special motion," he said.

"It's going to be before Judge Selby Baqwa."

Derby-Lewis, who was convicted for the April 1993 killing of SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, has been in hospital since last year where he was being treated for cancer.

Earlier this month, Correctional Services spokesperson Logan Maistry said Derby-Lewis was receiving treatment in accordance with the department’s policies.

The cost of the guards and the treatment was being paid for by Derby-Lewis.

Derby-Lewis was earlier this year denied medical parole.

He was arrested for providing the gun used by Janusz Walus, a Polish immigrant, to kill Hani in the driveway of his Boksburg home on April 10, 1993.

Derby-Lewis was found guilty of conspiracy to murder and sentenced to death, but this was commuted to a life sentence after South Africa abolished capital punishment.

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