Derby-Lewis desperate: SACP

2011-11-07 14:15

Johannesburg - A medical parole bid by convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis is a desperate attempt to get out of jail without taking responsibility for his actions, the SA Communist Party said on Monday.

"Mr Derby-Lewis... has run a consistent media campaign characterised by the worst form of deceit in order to get out of jail as quickly as possible," SACP spokesperson Malesela Maleka said in a statement.

"In this campaign, facts about his health have been distorted and relevant circumstances around the assassination concealed from the family and the public."

On Friday, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said she was yet to receive a medical parole application from Derby-Lewis, who was convicted of the 1993 murder of SACP leader Chris Hani.

Derby-Lewis and his co-accused Janusz Walusz have twice been denied ordinary parole.

Strong stance

Derby-Lewis's lawyer Marius Coertze told the SABC he had been trying to get Derby-Lewis freed on parole for over three years. He said the correctional services department had been using double standards in granting parole.

Maleka said the SACP welcomed the strong stance taken by Mapisa-Nqakula.

He said media reports would persuade people that the government was treating Derby-Lewis unfairly and succumbing to the whims of the SACP.

"The SACP will not succumb to this blackmail and we applaud the minister for seeing it for what it is."

Derby Lewis, 75, has served 18 years of his 25-year sentence. His lawyer said he would be eligible for parole again only in two years, and that he was being treated for prostate and skin cancer.

Mapisa-Nqakula cited Derby-Lewis' lack of full disclosure and a lack of remorse for the crime as among the reasons he had been refused parole.

  • Silver - 2011-11-07 14:18

    Golf anyone?

      Dave - 2011-11-07 17:37

      He' trying to do a McBride and it worked for him.

  • Marion - 2011-11-07 14:42

    Certainly no supporter of Clive Derby-Lewis, but correctional services makes provision for everyone to apply for parole and if he genuinely has cancer he is also eligible to apply for parole on the grounds of his health. Schabir Shaik is a perfect example of medical 'parole' for someone who is 'terminally ill'. Despite his lack of full disclosure CDL was convicted and sentenced in a court of law. Right to parole (especially on medical grounds) applies to him just as much as it does to anyone else, no matter how much we may dislike the fact.

      Johan - 2011-11-07 14:45

      ..Schabir Shaik proved that our justice system is totally corrupt... .....corrupt, just like the ANC...

      Servaas - 2011-11-07 14:50

      Hi Marion: Your comments are very objective to both sides and very open minded and I commend you for that, only one problem, we are in SA. This would have worked in the States, in SA this will not work. Civilized and fair has no meaning in this banana republic.

      George - 2011-11-07 15:18

      Lewis tried to plunge SA into a racial blood bath that would have resulted in SA being a waste land thus disrupt white priveleges, gem, cheese and comfy lifestyles. He is dangerous we cant allow him to come out. White priveleges that were crafted expertly thoughout centuries cannot be threatened by fools by Lewis and Janus, a recent immigrant from Poland, when Afrikaners had toiled and suffered so much here. They are fools.

      Johan - 2011-11-07 15:22

      @George, ...we are already in a blood bath... ...since 1994... ...wakey, wakey... .....fool...

  • Nyiks11 - 2011-11-07 14:47

    Can't he get paroled like others who plotted and carried out politically motivated murders ? He did the crime and the time , let him go home to die in peace

      David - 2011-11-07 18:20

      cdl should count his blessings. he got the death sentence which was turned to life in prison after 94. be grateful you r still alive cdl.

  • Piet - 2011-11-07 14:47

    Shabir ne!!!!

  • Kevin - 2011-11-07 14:49

    Who cares what the sacp says. No one I believe . If shaik was still in jail I would say fairs fair .Even though I believe there is no need for violence remember that DBL took out a very bad man.

      Neeus - 2011-11-07 16:01

      Hell me to if the real criminal (Zuma) who was guilty by association with Sha(hava)beer ever saw the inside of a cell... from the top down or lead from the front... chops

  • Kevin - 2011-11-07 14:52

    I think if one looked at the crimes committed by both DBL and hani we would see that DBL is a saint compared to the atrocities handed out by hani

  • Michelle - 2011-11-07 14:56

    And Shabir is walking around without a care in the world after faking illness to get out of jail!! Mmmm, double standards don't you think?

  • Houtskool - 2011-11-07 15:04

    communist party? - they still exist? Maaifoedies

  • Jerzy - 2011-11-07 15:08

    Another 7 years to go.

      Johan - 2011-11-07 15:13

      ...Jacob Zuma and Schabir Shaik should be in jail as well..... ...banana-land... ...pawpaw government... ....Shaiky justice system... .....only in dark Africa...

  • Winsome - 2011-11-07 15:14

    His skin is the wrong colour. They will not let him free. Only the Shaik's etc qualify for that honour.

      VM1 - 2011-11-07 15:48

      @winsome Now you are learning - let him stay there and be "sterk vir die volk"

  • - 2011-11-07 15:25

    Agreed... BUT shouldn't guys like Shabir Shaick etc also be held to the same standard?

  • Guy - 2011-11-07 15:26

    Derby lewis, saved the tax payer a fortune by cappin that comrade, god knows how much he would laid claim to on the COMRADE GRAVY TRAIN

      VM1 - 2011-11-07 15:43

      That's why he is in the choekie where he belongs - now he can be a freedom fighter let him finish his 25yrs maybe add 2 more then he can compare with Madiba .... the more years the better

  • Sithando - 2011-11-07 15:29

    I urge you lot to watch Manuel's video: 9 challenges facing South Africa and change, it is just a click above your screen.But the one thing that he forgot was to add the tenth challenge which is NEWS24, for breeding people like the lot of you negative energies.

      Kevin - 2011-11-07 16:13

      Sithando -Your pals robert mcbride ,winnie mandela, chris hani ,shabir shaik, toni yengeni,julius malema e.t.c . Did your mother not talk to you about the people you support .And now you do not want to let a dying man out of jail because he killed a bad man

  • ludlowdj - 2011-11-07 15:43

    strange, another person who has also publicly said he wasn't sorry was Robert McBride, who not only got amnesty and early release he was also made chief of the metro police. The double standards being applied by the ANC government is disgusting,

  • Johnnie - 2011-11-07 15:44

    Communist Party? Communism has killed more people than both world wars combined, has been a failure wherever implemented, made the lives of millions miserable except for the corrupt few at the top of the pile - yet these buggers dare to express their idiot opinion about human rights!

      JanPiet - 2011-11-07 15:59

      Bloody well said, bud!

  • Neeus - 2011-11-07 15:55

    It would have gone a long way towards reconciliation if the SACP had said " Let Mr Derby-Lewis go, he is sick,just like Sha(hava)beer" I mean that in all seriousness. The SACP had the chance to bridge the gap and move from a joke from the 60's to a position that held the moral high ground but it was far easier to hold him in jail 'cause he is white...

      thabo.mabaso - 2011-11-07 16:05

      it all boils down to race doesnt it...most of yall r jokes.

      Kevin - 2011-11-07 16:22

      Damn all boils down to race...whites are no longer 2nd class citizens/but 5th ...except when it boils down to paying tax!!!We now fall a lowly 5th behind the chinese...who are now classifed as black.

      Abram - 2012-03-06 15:24

      He is not white,he is pink like

  • deborah.bergstedt - 2011-11-07 16:16

    shaik got out of jail as he was supposedly "dying" and wouldn't live very long.......................newsflash he's still "alive" = what's good for the goose is good 4 the gander GOVERNMENT people......although in my opinion a criminal shld STAY behind bars as a leopard neva changes it's spots.

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2011-11-07 16:21


      Dave - 2011-11-07 17:45

      The black man has been screwing the whites for the last 17 years but now he is screwing his own kind as well Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ANC sheep.

  • sesom - 2012-08-05 07:48

    He is a WHITIE, only get out if YOU ARE BLACK, OR INDIAN..

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