Hani's killers, De Kock could apply for parole

2011-07-27 09:27

Cape Town - A ruling by the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday means that Eugene de Kock, Clive Derby-Lewis and Janus Walus could now apply for parole, Eyewitness News reported a lawyer as saying, on Wednesday.

EWN reported that on Tuesday, the court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the correctional services department to abolish a system of credits that allowed prisoners, sentenced to life in jail before 2004, to work towards an early release.

Lawyer Julian Knight brought the application on behalf of Cornelius Van Wyk who had been allowed to gain credits to apply for parole.

Van Wyk was sentenced in September 2004 to three life sentences for murder committed during his involvement with a right-wing organisation.

Knight reportedly said that the ruling means the correctional services regulation pertaining to this has now been struck down.

As a result people sentenced to life in jail before 2004 can now apply for parole.

Derby-Lewis and Walus have been sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani.

De Kock was the Vlakplaas death squad commander.

  • McDaNife - 2011-07-27 09:40

    But whyyyy

      jakes - 2011-07-27 09:48

      They've got unfinished bussiness!!!! Does Malema ring any bells??

      michaelx - 2011-07-27 11:42


      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-27 12:51

      Yes and why didn't Nelson carry out his life sentence for Church Street Bombings in which 19 were killed and 200 injured, and for smuggling land mines in to SA, for attack he planned to kill White civilians.

      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-27 12:52

      Our Former President was a good man. Just click link and read.

      Met - 2011-07-27 15:05

      Good by what standards? Stories about him are deliberately fabricated to create a myth around him, to create an icon/"god-man" If his little plans succeeded, hundreds if not thousands of civilians, mostly women and children would have been killled, but this fact is conveniently ignored or avoided

      LBS - 2011-07-27 15:06

      So if the next murderer gets "life" we all know he will be out in less than 10 years! What a tragedy!

      lollie sue - 2011-07-27 15:55

      killers should be hanged

      Andrew - 2011-07-27 15:57

      Applying is one thing,getting is other thing altogether. Thank goodness!!

      Met - 2011-07-27 16:46

      Those who gave me a "thumbs down", dont you believe that bombs planted in public places kill women and children, or dont you believe that he dis it? He admitted that he conspired to do so- he just tried to justify it

  • Shadoz - 2011-07-27 09:44

    Good i hope they get out I don't think Hani was innocent of anything he was a communist. Clive i think you are eligible to be president as it seems we have a policy of putting criminals in office here in good ols SA.

      daaivark - 2011-07-27 09:55

      So being a communist makes one automatically guilty of whatever rubbish you care to dole out? Don't be ridiculous!

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 10:05

      daaivark, shouldn't you be out bowling or at bridge club or something?

      Shadoz - 2011-07-27 10:13

      Daaivark normally i agree with you but on this one sorry i can't commies are the root to all evil just look at the examples.

      Mourinho1 - 2011-07-27 10:29

      all i see on this site is pure racism..guyz can we please grow up..

      daaivark - 2011-07-27 11:27

      I don't bowl or play bridge. Too bourgeois, lol. Chess anyone?

      Warslat - 2011-07-27 12:17

      Daaivark may be a bit ignorant generally but for once he's right. Communism itself isn't evil, it's the greedy people who inevitably run the system which strangely enough is a lot like SA's democratic system.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 12:49

      daaivark Lol, just kidding good sir. Good reply though.

      Paul - 2011-07-27 16:22

      Hani's killers were paid buy a certain super wealthy ANC cocaine drug dealing bastard. This is common knowledge in ANC circles, Hani was taken out because he had seen that ANC was going to turn into a kleptocracy. Believe it or not Hani would have made a far better prez. than Mandela , Mbekhi and Zuma put together

      Zion - 2011-07-27 17:03

      Daaivark, Communists have the inclination to destroy themselves via their own philosophy.

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-07-27 09:48

    For the nation to forget, we must let them out... period!!! Hani's family should be open minded about these.

      King Msendi - 2011-07-27 10:01

      @ Bantu…We have more killers roaming our streets. Killers are equal, but some killers are more equal than the others… Maybe!!!

      Goose - 2011-07-27 10:03

      I'm sure you are a undercover trouble maker Zizo. Your comments are never based on logic or reason. They must rot in jail, together with the "still free" ANC brigade of Selebi, Shaik, Winnie et al. Justice must be fair and equal.

      TheWasp - 2011-07-27 10:04

      Zizo..Wow, didn't expect that from you..... Do you agree that all criminals whether it be murder, rape, fraud, corruption, stealing tax payers money and being caught...should be punished and go to jail? The reason I ask is cause you see nothing wrong with ANC blatant corruption ...?

      Hlabirwa - 2011-07-27 10:29

      A family can only find closure if they have been provided with motives and details of the people who were involved. In this case, this people never revealed the truth regarding the murder.

      Zizo Snr - 2011-07-27 11:03

      @Hlabirwa, is there any alternative that you can offer since this people are not willing to divulge the truth. My friend a prison is meant for rehab not punishment per se. The real, most dangerous criminals are outside if you ask me!!!

      Jay - 2011-07-27 11:44

      @Hlabirwa, like any of the senseless murders taking place in modern day SA have a motive that could give a victim's family closure, I can just hear it now, in court(assuming it ever gets there) "hauw, meesta judge, I'm sorry for what I did, but I needed that leptops to sell to pay for the cable I used to steal electricity from thet intasection down the road, it was apartheids fault that the boss and meesis came in while I was busy to steal tha stuffs, that's when my gun suddenly went off 5 times and before I could look again they were both dead, but not before I could quickly have a go with the meesis, in front of the boss, because I needed to show them who is actually in charge, now please can you make quick, I have another few some ladies to rape, and I'm still not finished with my cable setup"

      johan - 2011-07-27 12:17


      PunkBuster - 2011-07-27 14:20

      Um Goose, Selebi, Winnie and Shaik will never see the the inside of a prison cell. Unfortunately I think you know as well as I do that justice is NOT fair and equal. If Clive Derby Lewis is terminally ill, give him medical parole. Maybe him and Shaik can go for a round of golf tgether...

      PunkBuster - 2011-07-27 14:21

      Love your attitude Johan. Easier said than done though....

  • Blaqpride - 2011-07-27 09:50

    Well as bad as it was to us, i think they have payed their price, let them out comrades justice was serve. Plz we still have lot of criminals looming around they must start with Beki cele and his cronies

  • Kevin King - 2011-07-27 09:55

    Too bad they didn't murder Stompie, they would have been out a long time ago.

  • vince muller - 2011-07-27 09:59

    Viva! One will be soon the new president. We salute them.

      jowza - 2011-07-27 10:17


  • daaidoos - 2011-07-27 10:03

    They committed the crime they did/ are still doing the time and rightfully so. Now I want to see others doing time for their crimes as well. I want to see it start right at the very top of our corrupt guvmaant

      mo-man - 2011-07-27 10:24

      ek sekondeer!!

  • Eric West - 2011-07-27 10:05

    "Hi Hani ... I'm home!" ;)

      mo-man - 2011-07-27 10:19


      daaivark - 2011-07-27 11:28

      OK that's amusing. Thanks Eric. Nice change.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 11:34

      economyfree - can you not see that all these racist comments are due to opression, greed, corruption, nepotism, cronyism and out right racism from the governemt. It's only natural that the people will start resenting everything associated to it. If you really want to fight against racism then I suggest you start with the anc and the rest will all fall into place.

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-27 14:10

      LOL. Eric...Even daaivark is warming to you !

      Andrew - 2011-07-27 15:53

      Eric, very funny....for a change!

  • Freddie - 2011-07-27 10:08

    They can apply for parole... I would not give 2 cents on their chances of success. Not that I want them or any other murderers out on street, leave them where they are. We just need to add Juju to their residence.

      Johannes - 2011-07-27 10:23

      then Malema must also be forgiven-considering that he has not killed any one-just enjoying the fruit of his labour

      Freddie - 2011-07-27 10:52

      Johannes, who said forgive? Parole is an international practise for people who have SERVED a certain portion of their term. Juju must sit, just like they did, and will continue to do.

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-07-27 10:57

      This is really bad, because that means even farm murderers can apply for parole.

  • ShakaN - 2011-07-27 10:13

    Cry Havoc and Let Loose The Dogs of War.

  • TRiP - 2011-07-27 10:24

    I think release them, it will level the white / black psychopaths out.. too many black psychos, need to add some white ones. Kinda like playing chess. For every attack on white interests, the same can be replied at black interests. It's fair game?

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2011-07-27 10:30

    This mean the life of people in South Africa is not valued the same- some get parole because they have killed a"nobody" other get to rot in jail because they have killed a" person" of higher standing. What does our constitution says about this type of discrimination? Phatha-Phatha killed a lot of people in Pongolo Area but he is a freeman today.

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-07-27 10:46

    MORENTEBO Gardeners you say? i bet their work is immaculate, and nothing has been stolen from your offices

      jowza - 2011-07-27 10:57

      yes they dont know how computers work

  • Marieta - 2011-07-27 10:50

    He should have joined the ANC back then, if he did he wouldnt even have gone to jail.

      jowza - 2011-07-27 10:58

      is it

  • anonymous234 - 2011-07-27 10:55

    OMG Reading all these comments is saddening and heartbreaking. To read so much hatred, so little resepct for the next person just because they don't look anything like you. And you still produce kids, will raise your kids with the same hatred and prejudice.....God help us all.

      Peaceful - 2011-07-27 11:22


      Fedup - 2011-07-27 11:49

      Fully agree with you here

      Sonneblom1971 - 2011-07-27 12:01

      But how are you different? I agree with you ,but you are also advocating the hatred. And you are also producing children that will be raised with hatred and prejudice.. Its not one sided. Until we can all, black/white/indian/colored all South Africans put our prejudices aside nothing will change.

      Mercenary - 2011-07-27 12:36

      @anonymous234 Your previous comments about “you whites”……indicates the mindset you are in. Blaming the whites for blaming the blacks. Be careful of pointing a finger to quick…it shows more about you

      Jamie - 2011-07-27 17:11

      At least there's one section of the community who bother to "raise their kids". There's another huge bunch who just procreate with no responsibilities, which is a huge contributor to the situation they find themselves in.

      Carl Muller - 2011-08-26 13:12

      Yes, and even you that just want to build up get also criticised.... Have a nice day...

      posseltk - 2011-12-18 07:41

      yho Jamie, you get three thumbs up for such a comment. I am now convinced this site is full of people with hatred. I hate generalisation and basing facts on things you read on the media. i am sure you dont have friends of the other community you mentioned. which then makes me think, what makes you sure that they dont take care of their kids. i like the content of news24 but i am always saddened when i read the comments that follow. after 17 years we are still as separated as ever. we are just tolerating each other.

  • Muzi - 2011-07-27 10:56

    any minister who will them parole knows what will happen to her/him....

      Fedup - 2011-07-27 11:47

      Oh dear, such a childish comment

      umhlopo - 2011-07-27 19:22

      muzi fancies himself as a player

  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-07-27 10:56

    This is really bad, because that means even farm murderers can apply for parole.

  • hansgat_masepa - 2011-07-27 10:58

    Will De Kock, Lewis and Walus be joining any political parties for runnup to 2012 elections?

      jowza - 2011-07-27 11:05

      yes.the da

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 11:41

      racists belong with racists so they should rather join the anc

  • Pikkie - 2011-07-27 11:10

    It seems that none of you kids have been in a war situation. Now that it is over everybody has an opinion, although they know very little about Eugene or the other two. Let them be. Things happen in pressured times. Just be glad you are not standing in front of them. Communism is evil. Go read Revelation and see what going to happen to that party. Nice big fire. Murderer if they do not repent will join in the fire party. In the meantime grow up people, the white world in SA has changed. Make peace with it. There are very good blacks and dear friends. They have seen the Light and some also the Cross.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 11:43

      It sounds like somebody needs a healthy dose of science in their life. I won't mention any names, cough pikkie cough...

      Mr D - 2011-07-27 20:12

      Jip...on this the rest is crap; It seems that none of you kids have been in a war situation. Now that it is over everybody has an opinion, although they know very little about Eugene or the other two. Let them be

  • Ann - 2011-07-27 11:24

    I do not agree with what Clive Derby-Lewis and his accomplice did all those years ago. However, if people such as Shabier Shaik can be out on medical parole (particularly when it seems evident that there is nothing wrong with him), then Derby-Lewis (who is known to have cancer) should be granted the same option. Scary sometimes, but "what's good for the goose, really is good for the gander as well"

      frankm - 2011-07-27 18:24

      I fully agree if Shaik can be released to play golf, then the same should apply to Derby-Lewis, the only problem is Derby-Lewis is really ill and he is not affiliated to the ANC. Not to mention Winnie who was found guilty and has not spent a day in jail

      VM1 - 2011-07-27 19:18

      Clive cannot play golf as he has gangerene in one leg- therfore he must stay in jai...

  • peregrinus - 2011-07-27 11:25

    All persons who receives a life sentence irrespective of race, political orientation, or anything else, should stay in jail untill they are carried out in a coffin. Einde van die storie.

  • economyfree - 2011-07-27 11:29

    I see a trend of racial hatred..hmmmmm...

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 11:44

      ...compliments of the anc...

  • JustinD - 2011-07-27 11:34

    Anyone guilty of murder should be hung, including this lot.

  • Jay - 2011-07-27 11:35

    Amazing how when these okes took out a few people of a different colour, they're racists and must rot in jail, like so many have said here, but when there are stories DAILY on News24 about Black on White violence, crime, rape and murder, we whites are told that we are the root cause of the violence, so its a lose lose for us. Cant win in SA. How does a plot to assassinate key members of a political party compare to breaking into a house at 3 in the morning, raping two of the three female occupants and walking off with a laptop and 2 cellphones?

      Sonneblom1971 - 2011-07-27 12:04

      I agree with you.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-07-27 12:59

      Good point and then they moan about us having double standards. I for one have had enough. No more walking on egg shells to save someones brittle little cultural inferiority complex. It's time we start calling things the way they are.

      Jay - 2011-07-27 15:28

      @Lab-Rat, couldn't agree more bro, call a spade a spade!!!

  • nws - 2011-07-27 12:10

    Eugene de Kock, Clive Derby-Lewis and Janus Walus I SALUTE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RS1465 - 2011-07-27 12:38

    When is the public protector starting to investigate the looting of 200 billion rands by the previuos regime?

  • VELOCITY - 2011-07-27 12:48

    Question: Did they murder anyone? Yes! Who did they kill? Doesn't matter. Were they convicted and sentenced in a court of Law? Yes! Were they sentenced to life in prison? Yes? How long is a life sentence? 25 years give or take. How long did they serve so far? Not nearly enough. Should they be let out on parole? NO!!! Let them rot, black, white, yellow, brown I don't give a damn. Murderers and rapists should be left to die in jail.

      hansgat_masepa - 2011-07-27 12:59

      what if they were following orders?

      Bantu - 2011-07-27 13:26

      People always have choices, even if held at gupoint, you have a choice to make, and yes they must follow the initial orders to sit in jail!

  • hansgat_masepa - 2011-07-27 13:03

    will the day they are released be declared a public holiday? or a statue erected perhaps?

  • nn.prv - 2011-07-27 13:08

    3 life sentences...not a chance for parole. They have been nationalised!

  • Shawn - 2011-07-27 13:45

    There is a fundemental difference between right and wrong. Somne of our citizens are dilluded. Lock that dog away and throw away the key.He has no place in today's society. It's so embarrasing, If I was him I would kill myself.

  • Staffinity - 2011-07-27 14:06

    the law is the law.

  • nndavhe - 2011-07-27 14:30

    give those whites whatever they demand and come back to kill us.every body must apply for parole even my broer.

  • Wayne - 2011-07-27 15:02

    Set them free. The St James Church Massacre killers were freed years ago and one of them immediately went on a crime spree killing an unarmed white family man in the process. Naturally this story was quickly smothered to prevent Mbeki's name been tarnished more than it already was...

  • howardg - 2011-07-27 15:12

    Let them tell the truth or rot in jail

      Enigma - 2011-07-27 15:23

      No no no not rot in jail. Papa has got no use for them anymore, he's done his job. Release them so that we can take them out so that they can go and join Eugen Terrible-Blanche in HELL for a glass of Klipdrift met vuue warme kole. BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dirk - 2011-07-27 15:35

    De Kock for president, it's time for a volk's leader with ambition and power and De Kock's the ideal man

      mabebeza - 2011-07-27 16:01

      In your dreams....

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-27 17:32

      Dirk, you really should set the bar higher if you truly consider that an "ideal". Please man, don't ever go "spokesperson" like that again.

  • Chibuli - 2011-07-27 16:02

    Not that I condone ANY criminal activity, but exactly WHY are the ANC cadres such as McBride, Yengeni, Selebi, Malema, Winnie, Zuma, Shaik, etc. not in jail, but these so-called "right-wingers" are not given parole? I think the answer lies in the very reason South Africa is destined to failure - corruption. It's an African thing!

      VM1 - 2011-07-27 19:25

      all these people you have mentioned can play golf - not derby lewis hence he still in jail - he will appeal until his leg gets choped off. he can welcome the other right whingers when they get in jail - my favourite one are the braved who tried to escape and got cought by car guards. those oys will spend a long time in jail . What a bunch of moegoes these right whingers - pun intended.

  • TaSaqz - 2011-07-27 17:49

    Three words: Watch This Space.

  • Hugh - 2011-07-27 17:53

    @LBS you really do know little of what is happening in SA. Murderers are doing less than eight years before release. Just reporting to jail halves the sentence these days.

  • Glenn - 2011-07-27 18:39

    De Kock was following orders. He should be released as he has done his time. If McBride is walking the streets, he deserves to do the same. The other two idiots can sit.

  • umhlopo - 2011-07-27 19:11

    This is why mal lemmer is building a house with a bunker,i hope its big enough for him to keep one or two goats for company

  • Deon - 2011-12-15 08:37

    GREAT!!! Now they can join the ANC and become presidents!!!!!

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