Derby-Lewis's wife applies for his parole

2012-09-28 14:19
Johannesburg - The wife of convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis has applied for his medical parole, according to a report on Friday.

Beeld newspaper reported that Derby-Lewis's lawyer Marius Coertze said that Gaye Derby-Lewis had applied for the medical parole and she would not discuss the application with the media.

The provincial department of correctional services was not immediately available for comment.

Last month Gaye Derby-Lewis said that she would file the papers for the application, as her husband was suffering from cancer and from gangrene in one leg.
Derby-Lewis, 76, was denied normal parole last year.

An MP of the apartheid-era Conservative Party, Derby-Lewis was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his part in the murder of SA Communist Party general secretary Chris Hani in 1993.

He arranged a firearm for hitman Janusz Walus, who is serving the same prison term.

Both were initially sentenced to death. This was commuted to life in prison after the abolition of the death penalty.

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