Waterkloof two release to be challenged
Pretoria - The correctional services
department is to challenge the order to release two of the "Waterkloof
Four" from prison, a spokesperson said on Saturday.
Gert van Schalkwyk and Reinach Tiedt were in
the Zonderwater prison for killing a homeless man and assaulting another at a
park in Pretoria in 2001.
Prison authorities ignored the Pretoria
Regional Court's order on Thursday for the release of the two under house
"We have taken that matter on appeal and
will deal with it on Monday," said spokesperson Zacharia Modise.
Correctional services was also instructed
to appear in court in January to explain why they had not released the two men.
Van Schalkwyk, Tiedt, Christoff Bekker and
Frikkie du Preez were sentenced to 12 years after they were convicted in 2008.
Van Schalkwyk and Tiedt have served three
years of the sentence.
The remaining two were still in prison and
not included in the release order.