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No parole yet for Alison attackers

2012-01-17 22:34

Johannesburg - The two men who raped and brutally attacked Alison Botha in Noordhoek, Port Elizabeth, in 1994 will have to wait to see if they get parole after spending 17 years behind bars, correctional services said on Tuesday.

"Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit have not been granted parole, neither have they appeared before a parole board.

What appeared in the newspapers is not an accurate report of what happened," spokesperson Sonwabo Mbananga said.

"The department was asked to consider parole for people sentenced before October 1 2004. Kruger and du Toit fall in that group, however the minister of correctional services will ultimately make the decision."

Kruger and du Toit were sentenced to life imprisonment in August 1995.

They were found guilty of raping Alison, stabbing her more than 30 times and trying to slit her throat 16 times.

Alison was able to stumble to the roadside carrying her intestines in her shirt and holding her head.

Beeld reported on Tuesday that according to new legislation, which came into effect in June last year, all prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment before 2004 could apply for parole if they had already served 13 years and four months of their sentences.

When contacted, Alison, who wrote a book about her ordeal, told the newspaper she was shocked at the prospect of her attackers being paroled.

"I would be terrified if they get out. I would desperately like to be part of their parole hearing," she was quoted as saying.

Mbananga said before someone could be considered for parole they had to comply with several criteria and their profiles needed to be submitted to the correctional services minister.

"The profiles include the sentencing remarks, social worker report, psychiatrist report and a representation by Botha herself.

"Then the minister will apply her mind and make the final decision."

The national council of correctional services helps the minister and ensures all requirements are met before any prisoner is considered for parole, said Mbananga.

Comments
  • Penny - 2012-01-17 22:55

    Mark my words if these two get out on parole, they will rape and murder again, its all just a matter of time. They deserve no mercy for what they did, let them rot

      Boer - 2012-01-18 00:03

      Did you see how they look Jeezzz like to serious white trash hillbillys. I Hope these dakskroewe never get out of prison. Los die goed in die tronk en moer die sleutels weg.

      Jules Thorne - 2012-01-18 00:08

      what they have done were totally wrong and brutal,id say no parole,im sure itll only take TIME before they try the same again or something different,who knows it might be one of your famliy members or mine next time

      Shannon - 2012-01-18 00:40

      We need more laws like in the States...Life without parole for these sick farks! Our local "life sentences" are frickin' lame

      David - 2012-01-18 08:23

      Penny, it is my belief that it will not be easy for these pieces of trash to get parole. From what is reported here, it looks like when considering parole, among others the state look at what the judge said during sentencing. I did some reading again and this is what happend: He continued to order that copies of the sentences be placed inside each man's prison record, so that the authorities will know that the judge wanted them to remain in prison "for the rest of their natural lives," according to Die Burger (Oos-Kaap) of August 8, 1995. No-no, I think they are still going to be there for quite some while. It will help if we keep up the pressure to ensure they remain where they are. By the way, when reading through the detail again, one cannot help to think "What an amazing woman!!"

      procold2 - 2012-01-18 09:43

      who came up with this law,life in prison means life,i dont agree with it cause it cost millions to keep this trash going i would prefer the noose.

  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-18 00:21

    I know this victim personally - and if these scum are let out - there is no act that anyone can commit against them that could match their violence and cruelty. It isn't death that matters as much as the method to obtain it. They deserve the death sentence. I am sickened by the very idea that they may be parolled.

      karsten.kaminski - 2012-01-18 02:08

      Tania.... I here you and agree with you. If the scum you mention have to cross my path, I will use a cricket bat, a big red... whatever is available to me. LETS STAND UP (If only for our children) The law will call it illegal and arrest me, but deep down in my soul I'll know I've done the right thing.... those bastards deserve to die a horrible death.

  • Phil - 2012-01-18 02:18

    Why doesn't life mean life ? The scum deserve to die in prison,

      karsten.kaminski - 2012-01-18 02:27

      I'll second that...

  • rene.simpson - 2012-01-18 06:20

    why do people who have been sentenced to "life" have to be Considered for parole? they deserve to be where they are after what they did to Alison...

  • Michelle - 2012-01-18 07:26

    Disgusting that they are even considering letting these two out! they are worst than the scum of the earth and should have been hanged - not given "life". wasting our tax payers money feeding the swines!

  • Barry - 2012-01-18 07:30

    Go to the link below and sign the petition to keep these dogs in jail. If we all stand together, we can at least keep these b@stards off the streets, and let them live in misery for the rest of their miserable existence. A life sentence should mean that the perpetrator should die in jail and NEVER get the opportunity to experience freedom again! NO CHANCE FOR PAROLE!!! http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petition-against-the-release-of-alison-botha-s-attacker.html

  • Dawn - 2012-01-18 08:34

    I think it will be terrible should these two animals be released in the Alison Botha matter. What they have done to this woman is nothing but horrific! I say let them rot in jail they did not think of her when they brutally attacked her! Let them rot in jail!

  • vivienne.midlane - 2012-01-18 08:42

    What part of LIFE IN PRISON doesn't the parole board understand?

  • Janice - 2012-01-18 09:13

    I dont think Jesus nailed to the cross suffered as much as that poor girl did!!! Those things can NEVER be let free!!!

  • Schmee - 2012-01-18 09:53

    While our focus is on these psychos, I wonder what else they are going to give parole too. Hope the reporters are wide awake and inform the public quickly.

  • Gwen - 2012-01-18 10:13

    Lets hope and pray that these MONSTERS never get out!!! Rot for life !!!

  • Dane - 2012-01-18 10:48

    "the minister will apply her mind" OMW!!!! What is there to think about here, they are sick sick people! And I seriously doubt they can be rehabilitated! DEATH PENALTY for Violent crime!

  • Lerato - 2012-01-18 11:18

    I never forgot Allison story. I was only 9 when i read about her gruesome attack in Reader's Digest in 1994 when I was in school in Zimbabwe. The story is so horrific that it was forever imprinted on my mind. Letting this guys out on parole is an insult to Allison after all that she went through. These guys deserve to die in prison....or better still, someone there should give them a taste of their own medicine!!!

      mwadula - 2012-01-18 12:30

      @lerato: and we have the honorable Bishop Desmond Tutu vouching for them to be released. is that old man alright in his head or what?

  • Danie - 2012-01-18 11:35

    May the minister apply her mind a a woman. These convicts must serve their sentence exactly as passed by the court. This issue is beyond racial and political considerations.

  • dumisiledee - 2012-01-18 11:49

    They shouldn't even let them apply for parole let alone stand before a parole board. They are a danger, menace and pure evil scums of this earth that are chowing our tax monies....

      Jan-Albert - 2012-01-18 12:21

      Yes, but they can get into Heaven! I would not want to bump into them on the street and therefore agree that they need to face the full punishment bestowed on them on this earth and in this life. Whatever change of heart (if any) they commit to cannot erase their horrific deeds. Only Jesus can erase that, and that would then only be 'applicable' for the hereafter. I would then be delighted to bump into them in Heaven!

  • mwadula - 2012-01-18 12:26

    These two should not, and I mean it by all means possible NOT be allowed back into society/civilazation. let them stay where they are. What they did to that poor woman is just down right barbaric. yes, they might have behaved themselves whilst in prison and complied with all the rules. but the fact is they were given the life sentence for reason. They were deemed not fit to live with the rest of society. so let it be that way. life behind bars is well deserved for them.

  • garryf - 2012-01-18 12:50

    Please keep them locked up for the duration of their natural lives, they deserve no better.

  • Kerry - 2012-01-18 13:11

    They are white rubbish and agreed penny if they get out, they might even try finish what they started with Alison - no no no!

  • Alan - 2012-01-18 13:35

    Good god. Why the f would they ever be considered for parole? Do they ever consult the victims before even entertain such a thought? If it should ever come to that, we manage to lose paperwork all the time. I would gladly contribute to the individual that loses that paperwork.

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-13 10:55

    These bastards must rot in hell forever and beyond. They do not deserve freedom or compassion. They are sub-human, filth of the earth! They both should have been executed 18 years ago. If they are given freedom they will rape and murder again !!!!!

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