Ndebele: Officials too slow for Derby-Lewis

2014-03-25 07:50
Correctional Services Minister Sbu Ndebele (File, GCIS)

Correctional Services Minister Sbu Ndebele (File, GCIS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - Correctional Services Minister S'bu Ndebele said officials were too slow to protect convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis from being attacked for a second time, The Star reported on Tuesday.

"Perhaps we should have acted earlier when he was attacked," Ndebele was quoted as saying at an ANC briefing.

"Inmates go to prison as punishment, not to be punished further... We take a serious view on that... Nobody must take the law into their own hands. We condemn it in the strongest terms."

Derby-Lewis was taken to hospital on Sunday after being stabbed by an inmate with a piece of broken glass.

"When Derby-Lewis comes out of hospital he will be placed in a single cell where a repeat of this thing will never happen. We will ensure he is safe."

The 78-year-old was attacked on Sunday at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre.

In February, Derby-Lewis was attacked with a spoon by another prisoner and suffered lacerations on the head and hand.

He was sentenced to 25 years behind bars for his role in SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani's killing.

He has already served almost 20 years. Hani was shot dead in the driveway of his home in 1993.
- SAPA
Read more on:    sibusiso ndebele  |  clive derby-lewis  |  prisons
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
100 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

DBA (MSSQL)

Western Cape
CMS Recruitment

C#.Net Developer

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Communicate Cape Town IT
R35 000 - R38 000 Per Month

Senior Ladies Wear Buyer

Western Cape
Peoplefinder Career Placements

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your sense of duty is emphasized and you may put your heart and soul into helping, serving and being there for the community in a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.