Parole board tenure extended

2010-07-26 20:33

Johannesburg - The current supervision and parole board member's tenure in office was extended by two months on Monday due to delays in recruitment processes, the correctional services department said.

"The five year contracts of parole board chairpersons ended in June 2010 and were extended," spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said.

The 52 new members were supposed to have resumed duty in July.

Wolela said correctional services commissioner Tom Moyane expressed concern at the delays, and ordered recruitment process be finalised in time for the new members to resume duty on October 1.

Parole Boards consider on average of 47 000 parole applications with about 22 000 being granted parole each year.