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Public questions Masutha's decision

2015-01-30 13:42
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South Africans have questioned Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to release former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock on parole, but keep Chris Hani's killer Clive Derby-Lewis incarcerated.

Derby-Lewis 'has not shown real remorse'

2015-01-30 11:48
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Justice Minister Michael Masutha has denied medical parole to Chris Hani killer Clive Derby-Lewis, saying his cancer is not advanced enough, and he is not convinced Derby-Lewis has shown real remorse for his actions.

Derby-Lewis: How does medical parole work?

2015-01-30 11:08

Clive Derby-Lewis, who is serving a life sentence for his role in the killing Chris Hani, has been denied medical parole once again. This is how it works.

De Kock gets parole, Derby-Lewis denied parole

2015-01-30 11:02
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Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole, while Chris Hani killer Clive Derby-Lewis has been denied medical parole, Justice Minister Michael Masutha has announced.

'Prime Evil' could be a free man

2015-01-29 16:31
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Notorious apartheid era killer, Eugene "Prime Evil" de Kock, who has spent two decades behind bars, is set to hear whether he will be getting parole. Also on the list is Clive Derby-Lewis.

Mantashe tight-lipped on Derby-Lewis parole

2015-01-28 20:14

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe will not comment on reports that Clive Derby-Lewis has been recommended for release on medical parole.

Derby-Lewis parole reports 'ill-informed' -YCLSA

2015-01-27 18:18

Reports that the medical parole board has recommended Clive Derby-Lewis be released are "ill-informed", the Young Communist League of SA says.

Derby-Lewis’s wife: I don’t know how to feel

2015-01-27 12:25
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Clive Derby-Lewis’s wife doesn’t know how to feel about the medical parole board’s recommendation that he be released, she says.

Stabbing of 5 warders possibly linked to gang ritual

2015-01-22 14:43

It was not clear whether the stabbing of five warders at the Drakenstein prison, near Paarl, is linked to a gang ritual, Western Cape correctional services say.

DA welcomes new prison uniform

2015-01-18 19:48

The Democratic Alliance has said it welcomed the news that awaiting trial prisoners would be provided with prison uniforms that would differentiate them from convicted inmates.

Prison matric pass rate up 10%

2015-01-07 14:24
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The matric pass rate in the country's prisons increased by more than 10% in 2014, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

Derby-Lewis's wife warns SACP, Hani's wife

2014-12-17 21:54
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Clive Derby-Lewis's wife Gaye has warned the SACP and Chris Hani's widow against making claims about "wider conspiracies" involved in Hani's murder.

Derby-Lewis freedom bid postponed

2014-12-02 15:41
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An urgent application by Clive Derby-Lewis for his immediate release from prison has been postponed indefinitely in the North Gauteng High Court.

More 'lifers' for violence against women, kids

2014-11-26 05:30

The number of people serving life sentences for violence against women and children has increased dramatically since 2010, President Jacob Zuma says.

Eugene De Kock helping search for remains

2014-11-21 11:39
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Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock is helping the National Prosecuting Authority search for the remains of people killed in the country decades ago.

Agreement reached on De Kock, Barnard parole applications

2014-11-20 10:50

The minister of justice and correctional services will make a decision by 31 January 2015 on whether apartheid-era assassins Eugene de Kock and Ferdi Barnard can be granted parole.

Oscar, Krejcir train together

2014-11-13 19:50
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Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir have trained together at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

102 inmates write matric exams

2014-10-28 15:21

A total of 102 offenders are writing matric exams this year, correctional services says, as Justice and Correctional Minister Michael Masutha wished them well.

Derby-Lewis lawyers to push for parole

2014-10-20 10:55

Lawyers for Clive Derby-Lewis will this week file papers in the North Gauteng High Court in an attempt to push Justice Minister Michael Masutha to decide on his medical parole application.

Modise: Prison machines can scan for ailments

2014-10-16 14:35

There are machines in prisons that scan prisoners for ailments, the North Gauteng High Court has heard in sentencing procedures of Oscar Pistorius.

Nel: Prisons can deal with disabled people

2014-10-15 11:30

Prisons have the necessary facilities to deal with people who have similar disabilities to Oscar Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Mangaung prison report still being awaited

2014-10-14 18:13

The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has still not received the report on the government's 12-month investigation into abuses.

Quarter of prisoners still waiting to be sentenced

2014-10-02 05:00

According to Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha well over a quarter of the people in prisons around the country have not yet been sentenced.

Call for prison drug treatment

2014-09-26 12:36

Providing drug treatment campaigns in prisons will benefit prisoners and society, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said during at discussion in Pretoria.

2 shot dead in dramatic court escape attempt

2014-09-10 12:32

Two prisoners have been shot dead while trying to escape from the Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha and a correctional services official has been shot in the leg, the justice ministry says.

 

Masutha: Derby-Lewis used another patient's name

2015-01-30 12:45
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Justice Minister Michael Masutha says there were several problems with a medical parole bid by Clive Derby-Lewis, including the fact that he used another patient's name.

SA's 'Prime Evil' to walk after 20yrs

2015-01-30 11:48

One of the apartheid regime's most notorious killers, former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, has been granted parole.

Derby-Lewis: How does medical parole work?

2015-01-30 11:07

Clive Derby-Lewis, who is serving a life sentence for his role in the killing Chris Hani, has been denied medical parole once again. This is how it works.

AS IT HAPPENED: De Kock granted parole, Derby-Lewis denied

2015-01-30 09:34

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says he has doubts about the authenticity of Clive Derby-Lewis's condition.

De Kock’s parole plea to be decided on Friday

2015-01-29 10:00

More than 20 years after putting one of its most notorious apartheid murderers behind bars, South Africa will decide on Friday whether Eugene de Kock will be paroled from prison.

Allow Derby-Lewis to die in peace - FF Plus

2015-01-27 20:57

The FF Plus says a recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole points to the seriousness of his illness.

Masutha unaware of board’s Derby-Lewis recommendation

2015-01-27 12:55

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has not been informed about the parole board's recommendation to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.

Medical parole board recommends Derby-Lewis’s release

2015-01-27 10:30

The medical parole board has again recommended that Chris Hani killer Clive Derby-Lewis be released, a reporter has tweeted his lawyer as saying.

Probe launched into gang ritual prison death

2015-01-22 09:12

An investigation has been launched into the death of a prisoner who died during an alleged gang ritual at the Brandvlei Prison in Worcester, Western Cape.

Robber, rapist top prison matrics

2015-01-07 21:16

A convicted robber serving a three-year jail term and a rapist serving an eight-year sentence are the top performers among inmates writing the 2014 matric exams.

Minister to consider de Kock parole recommendation

2014-12-19 13:59

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will consider a recommendation by a correctional services council on whether apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock should be granted parole.

Inmates get crafty for Mandela

2014-12-04 21:27

Ahead of the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at Zonderwater prison have been making brightly coloured blankets to commemorate the day.

Urgent court hearing for Derby-Lewis medical parole

2014-12-02 05:10
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The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is set to hear an urgent appeal for medical parole for Clive Derby-Lewis, said to be the world's oldest political prisoner.

Aimee Pistorius 'dumbfounded' by prison visit claims

2014-11-24 08:53
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Aimee Pistorius has blasted media reports concerning a visit to her brother Oscar Pistorius in prison for his 28th birthday at the weekend.

De Kock's lawyer 'positive' about parole bid

2014-11-20 12:42

Eugene de Kock's lawyer says there is a "positive indication" he will be granted parole in January, after an agreement was reached in the North Gauteng High Court.

Eugene de Kock to challenge parole refusal

2014-11-20 07:19
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Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock is set to file an application in the North Gauteng High Court to have his parole refusal set aside.

Prisons dept wants control of budget

2014-11-05 14:40

Money to maintain prisons should go directly to the correctional services department and not public works, MPs heard in Parliament.

Second prisoner dies from Barberton fire

2014-10-27 22:59

A second prisoner has died following a fire in a cell at the Barberton juvenile prison, the correctional services department says.

Correctional services denies preparing a cell for Pistorius

2014-10-20 07:26
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The correctional services department has denied reports that it has already prepared a cell for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison - in the same section that houses Radovan Krejcir.

Prison torture merely an allegation - Modise

2014-10-16 12:16

An increase in torture in prisons is merely an allegation, acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Prisons can accommodate disabled - dept

2014-10-14 22:06
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The correctional services department has lashed out at claims made during Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that jails are unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

De Kock should get parole - victim's daughter

2014-10-07 08:15
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The daughter of one of former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock's victims says he has shown true remorse and is also a victim of apartheid.

Masutha: Respect prisoners' rights

2014-09-26 14:44

The human rights of prisoners must be respected, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Mike Masutha says.

Detainees' rights violated - SAHRC

2014-09-18 20:48

The right to health care of detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre are being violated, according to a report released by the SA Human Rights Commission.

DCA establishes professional council

2014-08-28 08:04

The correctional services department has been allowed to establish a professional council for corrections.

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