Staggie receiving job offers - officials

2013-09-25 12:08
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Johannesburg - Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie has received several job offers, the correctional services department said on Wednesday.

"There are people who want to employ him and we need to give them space," said deputy chief commissioner of incarceration and corrections James Smalberger.

"If they [the potential employers] are happy, we will allow Rashied Staggie to go for an interview."

Smalberger declined to give details on the offers, saying it would be "unfair" and "sad" to comment on each specific one.

Day parole

Staggie was released on day parole from Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town on Monday morning.

He served 11 years of a 15-year sentence for kidnapping and ordering the rape of a teenager. He was recently transferred to Pollsmoor Prison from the Brandvlei Correctional Centre.

Smalberger said Staggie remained in the day parole centre at the prison until he got a job. Thereafter, if employed, Staggie would have to return to the prison at night until his release on full parole on 25 March.

An electronic tracking device would be used to monitor his movements.

Smalberger said the day parole centre had lesser security and parolees were allowed to wear private clothes as part of their reintegration.

Staggie is the twin brother of alleged druglord and Hard Livings gang co-leader Rashaad who was shot dead and set alight during a People Against Gangsterism and Drugs march on his home in Salt River, Cape Town in August 1996.

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