Derby-Lewis chained to hospital bed - report

2014-05-31 14:09

Pretoria - The justice and correctional services department on Saturday would not comment on a report that Chris Hani murderer Clive Derby-Lewis was chained to his hospital bed.

"We never discuss security measures with media and in public," spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said.

The Saturday Star reported that Derby-Lewis, 78, was chained to his bed at the Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria, and that his legs were also shackled together.

Derby-Lewis is undergoing chemo and radiation therapy for lung cancer.

Parole application

He awaited a feedback from the department on his application for medical parole.

His application to be released on medical parole has been turned down twice by the department.

Wolela said the status of Derby-Lewis' parole application "remained the same".

Derby-Lewis was injured in two attacks from inmates at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru Central Correctional Centre.

He and co-accused Janus Walusz are in prison for their role in the murder of SA Communist Party secretary general Chris Hani.

Hani was shot dead in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, on the East Rand, on 10 April 1993.

Derby-Lewis, who was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, has already served more than 20 years of his sentence.

  • Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2014-05-31 14:17

    sorry for him

  • Gerrie Malan - 2014-05-31 14:19

    I understand why Wollie's department had to do this. After all, the man is not nearly as ill and incapacitated as one Mr. Shaik. I mean, considering Wollie's (or colleagues')explanations at the time, Shaik has been a dead man walking (and playing golf) for a considerable number of years now.

      Olive Oyl - 2014-05-31 15:02

      And don't forget about Selebi.

      Patricia Dewet - 2014-05-31 15:15

      What about that scumbag McBride

  • brandon.randall - 2014-05-31 14:21

    Typical racism reversed . If this is the case , I can see this country only turning out to be another Zimbabwe . Our our current fellow black crim

  • Kholo Warren Jesus - 2014-05-31 14:25

    I don't see how a 78 year old can be a threat to anyone especially in his condition. The man is ill for heaven's sake.Is it because he's white? I'm not amused.

      Ntlanganiso Qwabe - 2014-05-31 14:40

      This has got nothing to do with colour,this guy is a criminal and he must rot in jail.Law is not only for black people.

      Reality - 2014-05-31 15:01

      It has everything to do with colour. 100% of black prisoners who receive a similar sentence is released long before him. Those blacks are also criminals but I do not see you asking them to rot in jail.

      Chris May - 2014-05-31 15:22

      They don't want him to say who issued the instructions.

      Rocky Bell - 2014-05-31 15:37

      Qwaba. Have you ever heard of the St James Church massacre and the "convenient" way the butchers walked can one ever compare such heinous crime with that of CDL. Because it was the butcher called "CHRIS HANI"????? - research camp quarto and familiarise yourself with the atrocities of the anc!! - it makes CDL look like a kindergarten pupil.

  • Joe Irwin - 2014-05-31 14:34

    A dagerous 78 year old assassin??????

  • Chantal Masson - 2014-05-31 14:38

    Bang gatte

  • Brian M Sithole - 2014-05-31 14:42


  • Sphesihle Nzimande - 2014-05-31 14:54

    He will regret not having an ANC membership card, ask Selebi, Shaik, Tony yengeni etc.

      Ntlanganiso Qwabe - 2014-05-31 15:16

      Hear this sellout,Selebi,Shaik and Yengeni never killed anybody.

  • Piwa Fihlela - 2014-05-31 14:56

    No story here. Thats wat they do 2 killers.

  • Siyabonga Khonzuyise Magagula - 2014-05-31 15:10

    This man must rot in jail or even hell.

  • Tshepo Kealogile - 2014-05-31 15:12

    ANC is bloody unfair. Why are beloved ones' murderers are on a parole spree and Derby-Lewis is not included? Whenever he applies for a parole SACP and ANC 'rally' behind Limpho Hani to oppose the application. ANC cadres who are supposed to serve lengthy jail term are released on medical parole.

      Chris May - 2014-05-31 15:28

      Ah, you got it. Let him out if he promises to keep quiet

  • Jackie Moon - 2014-05-31 15:13

    Its logic - a man who can plan to kill another, can plan to escape

  • criticallyhonest - 2014-05-31 15:14

    It doesn't matter who the detained person is, or what his/her biology is.... What matters is whether or not he is being treated in accordance with SA law, International Law, and in a completely fair manner.... how is it on the golf course today?

  • Esther Majola - 2014-05-31 15:20

    Lol Tshepo..Jackie and Shaik took no one's life, un armed, in his own home..Derby has a bed to lie on. Chris Hani is no more ask his family if u don't believe me.

  • Esther Majola - 2014-05-31 15:21

    @ Tshepo Jesus willllll come back

  • Carina Welman - 2014-05-31 15:22

    So should you

  • Matthew Patrick - 2014-05-31 15:25

    Has he ever shown remorse or apologised for the crime? Either the ANC elite know that there were ANC informants involved or he received the instruction from ANC higher-ups and they are scared that he has physical evidence at his disposal, in my opinion. But given that the crime almost flung the country into civil war I suppose that in order for justice to be served he might be destined to die in jail. Heck, the guy that stabbed Verwoerd to death got sentenced to a cushy mental asylum instead of prison.

  • Moss Kop - 2014-05-31 15:30

    Is he chained on the neck?

      Rocky Bell - 2014-05-31 16:03

      What an idiotic comment.......siss!! Your pseudonym fits you like a glove!!

  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-05-31 15:48

    How narrow minded of u

  • Pat Aldrich - 2014-05-31 15:49

    Maybe he has not spoken the last word.

  • Motlatsi Matuka - 2014-05-31 15:51

    Der is nothing unusual abt dat!all suspects/detanees goes thru dat wen dey are at medical facilities!so wats dis noise

  • Jacyjay's Letsoalo - 2014-05-31 18:26

    In South Africa there is White Justice, Black Justice, ANC connection Justice, Poor man's. Justice and Grudge Justice. As I write this there are more than 50 former PAC members who are still in prison for Anti-Apartheid activities while the former ANC Cadres are outside and still looting Public funds. Clive Derby Lewis didn't even pull the triGger. I guess it is way for our ANC government put Chirs Hani as this saint who never killed anyone nor even dreamt of killing anyone. Does the ANC know that Corruption is the same as murder, for example the Nkandla debacle, we have more than 11 million people starving...Joe Mamasela got Amnesty Fastward to democracy the Tony Yengeni's of this world are still walking our streets while they engaged in corrupt activities, another man called Number 1 is still at the helm with a R240million mansion... As we say we are a forgiving nation let us just forgive this and let him die in peace...I rest my case

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