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Killer unsuitable for correctional supervision

2011-12-20 09:22

Johannesburg - One of the men found guilty of murdering lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana is unsuitable for correctional supervision, the Khayelitsha Regional Court heard on Monday, SABC news reported.

Correctional services social worker Mbulelo Mfanekiso told the Cape Town court that Sicelo Mase would face another murder charge at the same court in January next year.

Mfanekiso was testifying during sentencing procedures for Mase, Lubabalo Ntlabathi, Luyanda Londzi and Mbulelo Damba.

In November they were found guilty of stoning and stabbing Nkonyana to death in February 2006. She was 19-years-old.

Mfanekiso said correctional supervision could only be granted if a felon did not have any cases pending.

Sentencing proceedings would continue on Tuesday.

Comments
  • Larry - 2011-12-20 09:31

    Give them a one way ticket to China. The Scum would probably appreciate that.

  • Bardy - 2011-12-20 09:33

    How can a murderer even be considered for correctional supervision in the first place? What are they thinking???

      Helmut - 2011-12-20 09:42

      The secret is out, Bardy: They are not thinking! No surprise when you look at our minister of justice!

      Azande - 2011-12-20 11:05

      You guys are both out of line. Who requested that this murderer must be placed under correctional supervision in the first place? If you can answer that, you will see that both yo comments are not well thought through and merely based on an “attack mentality of the in-charge”.

  • Max - 2011-12-20 09:40

    This is December not 1 April or am I mistaken? Just imagine what kind of criminal act you must perform to actually stay in jail in this country.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-20 10:01

    WTF is wrong withthis justice system, those two idots from the Waterkloof 4 getting out, now some1 even considered for correctional supervision after murdering some1, and we will see Selebi out of jail soon, because he "needs" Dialysis and the state does not cater for dialysis for prisoners.

  • Grant - 2011-12-20 10:17

    He can't go to jail because he has another murder trial pending!!!! WHAT THE F@CK IS GOING ON WITH THE JUDICIARY IN THIS COUNTRY, THIS SCUM HAS NO RIGHTS, HE VOLUNTARILY ABDICATED THOSE WHEN HE TOOK THE LIFE OF ANOTHER. YES I'M SHOUTING, I'M BLOODY WELL P1SSED OFF!!!!!!!!

      Karmah - 2011-12-20 11:17

      This is how it works and it SUCKS Saw it with my own eyes. In cape town they have a video court set up where prisoners in polsmoor come stand infront of the camera to hear their judgements. WHY NOT DO THAT!?

      Azande - 2011-12-20 11:19

      Correction Grant, Correctional Supervision is a community based sentencing as alternative to jail term. This article is revealing that "there was a request from whoever, possibly legal rep of the accused, that the court must consider correctional supervision sentence instead of normal jail term sentence for the accused. The correctional services has declined to honor that request based on the fact that the accused has a pending murder case against him. this means, he has to go jail.

      Grant - 2011-12-20 11:37

      Azande...this is confusing, is correctional supervision, locked up or not locked up, is this person out of jail on bail?

      Azande - 2011-12-20 11:55

      @grant, i cannot tell where the convict is right now but as i said there was a request to place him on correctional supervision which correctional services is against. We just have to wait for the judgement.

      Azande - 2011-12-20 11:58

      @grant, when you placed on correctional supervision, you do not get locked up in prison. u serve yo time outside prison, normally doing community service and yo movements are supervised by a correctional office.

      Grant - 2011-12-20 12:15

      @Azande. Thanks for the education! I understood 'correctional supervision' to mean 'locked up'. I agree therefore that community based sentencing for a felon with a further murder charge against him would be highly inappropriate. I sincerely hope though that he is not out on bail. I do not however apologize for my rant, I feel very strongly (as do many other family members of murder victims) that these scum are treated way too leniently.

      Azande - 2011-12-20 13:00

      @Grant, you welcome. at least we have not heard that the felon is gonna be placed on correctional supervision. i hope the the judge will do the right thing "send the felon where he belongs, behind bars"

  • Rashaad Hendricks - 2011-12-20 10:18

    Killing our president or some politician probably only crime that will mean u get locked up an stay locked up.

  • Elle-Black - 2011-12-20 11:47

    Stone someone to death because you dont agree with how the person lives THEIR life and get correctional supervision? interesting.

  • Bernard - 2011-12-20 11:57

    Give him a one way ticket head first into the death door!!!!! GRRRRRR, I am at "Falling Down" point with the anarchy in this country.

  • Garth - 2011-12-20 12:06

    Hang on, hang on. . . you mean to tell me that some genius in the so-called judiciary considered this savage fit for correctional supervision in the first place? Hold on . . . what is correctional supervision? Is it not incarceration under supervision in an institution designed to correct criminal behaviour? If it is, then he is well suited for it. But no! `The sentence of correctional supervision is a community-based sentence which can be imposed for any offence, even serious offences such as murder.' SAY WHAT! `Correctional supervision aims to provide a means of rehabilitation within the community, thus preserving the important links which the offender may have with his or her family or community structures.' When that same piece of excrement has severed his victim's links to same. `Since offenders still participate in the world, they are able to make decisions and take responsibility for their life.' Now I know what is wrong with this country: `Our victims have no rights because the constitution gives them all to the criminals.' The anc were really looking after their voters when they formulated this piece of garbage!

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-20 12:49

    no one involved in capital crime should under any circumstances be considered for correctional supervision (sic). that is reserved for petty crime only. but of course while the rest of the world walks in sunshine, Pierre and the ANC continue to lead us back into the dark ages.

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