Waterkloof two to stay in custody until parole review

2014-02-19 15:45
Christoff Becker and Frikkie du Preez.  (Herman Verwey, Beeld)

Christoff Becker and Frikkie du Preez. (Herman Verwey, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Two of the "Waterkloof Four" will remain in custody pending a review of their parole following their jail cell party, the correctional services department (DCS) said on Wednesday.

"Following a decision of the supervisory committee, [Frikkie] du Preez and [Christoff] Becker will appear before the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB)... for a review of their parole," it said in a statement.

Convicted killers Du Preez and Becker were re-arrested on Sunday, four days after being released on parole.

This was after a video, reportedly taken on a cellphone, was posted on YouTube. It shows Du Preez and Becker allegedly drinking alcohol, and using a cellphone in a jail cell in Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru Prison.

Bekker, Du Preez, Gert van Schalkwyk, and Reinach Tiedt were released last Tuesday after being jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria in 2001.

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Wednesday warned "anarchy" at correctional centres would not be tolerated.

"Any official, or offender, found guilty of any such offence will face the full might of the law," he said.

"As DCS, we will fight fraud and corruption with vigour."

According to the Public Service Commission Report for 2011/12 the DCS was the third best institution when it came to dealing with fraud and corruption, but more still needed to be done, Ndebele said.

The DCS said an average of 64 prisoners were granted parole in the country every day. In addition to the country's 156 939 inmates, 65 931 were outside correctional centres living in their respective communities.

Compliance with parole conditions currently stood at 98.4%.

- SAPA
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