PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Daniel Ralefatane
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 17
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Daniel Ralefatane's badges.
 

What do they have in common?

19 February 2014, 13:03
In South Africa there is internationally accepted mechanism that allows for the conditional release of offenders from a correctional services into the community prior to the expiration of their entire sentences of imprisonment, as imposed by a court of law.

The mechanism is called PAROLE, these individuals are all the beneficiaries of this mechanism. As we all know that the function of correctional services is to rehabilitated offenders so that they can be intergraded back into the community upon successful serving of respective sentences. Offenders can get released under this mechanism for different reasons such as medical conditions, good behavior while in prison and so forth. Meet Tony Yengeni, He was found guilty of fraud relating to the arms deal and released on parole in 2007 after serving four months of his four year sentence. From South Africa's most populous province with an estimated 10 million people Kwazulu Natal, we meet a business man and former financial adviser of our current president Mr Jacob Zuma, Shabir Shaik. Mr Shaik was found guilty on two counts of corruption and one count of fraud. He was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment on each of the two counts of corruption and 3 years on the count of fraud. On 3 March 2009 Shaik was released on medical parole, after serving only two years and four months of his 15-year prison term. The police are primarily responsible for the maintenance of public order, prevention and detection of crimes in the state, Thus, the police enforce criminal law while maintaining law and order and also investigating crime. Former president of Interpol and national commissioner of the South African Police, Mr Jacky Selebi . On 10 September 2007, the National Prosecuting Authority issued a warrant of arrest for Selebi for corruption, fraud, racketeering and defeating the ends of justice. Mr Selebi was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. However, he was released on medical parole in July 2012 after serving only 229 days of his 15-year prison sentence. Racism refers to actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. From the Capital city of our beloved city, Pretoria, we meet a group of four white young men, known as the waterkloof four. They were jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria. The four were found guilty and sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment. The Waterkloof Four were released on parole after serving half their sentences. Two of whom we re-arrested after video footage of them partying in a prison cell was released. In general, the parole mechanism is being used here in South Africa but it is still unclear in terms of who actually gets a parole. One would ask if you need to be well known, have rich parents or connect to high ranking politicians to get parole. More is still to come as in coming years the parole mechanism still going to be put to test.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Jan Badenhorst
Matric results in less than a mon...

The matric results for the 2017 matric class will be available to students at their schools, in the newspapers and online, on 5 January 2018. Read more...

0 comments 496 views
Submitted by
Tendani Siala
It is all over for NDZ

All things considered I still say an NDZ win will be nothing short of a miracle. But as we all know miracles rarely happen these days. Read more...

0 comments 6702 views
Submitted by
Balt Verhagen
South Africa IS an exceptional Af...

The present mis-rulers who are everywhere on the run had gone out of their way to repeatedly emphasise that we are ‘just another African state’ thereby showing that they are no worse than the others who failed their people.  Read more...

0 comments 852 views
Submitted by
David Rose
Can you read the situation?

The overwhelming majority of parents are not readers. This is not to say that they cannot read, but that they do not read. Reading is a foreign activity for most parents and this does not help their children's literacy. Read more...

0 comments 122 views
Submitted by
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
Ramaphosa must lead the 'New Deal...

The New Deal would need to focus on crafting a new path after diagnosing the ills and commit all stakeholders to work together towards the most glorious future for all South Africans. Read more...

0 comments 232 views
Submitted by
Jerry Rodrigues
Cristiano Ronaldo: the greatest f...

It was inevitable - a NEW Cristiano Ronaldo bust has been revealed that actually looks like him. Read more...

0 comments 526 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.