In 1996, Omar Sabadia murdered his wife, leaving his three young children without a mother. 22 years later, freedom beckons.
When news broke out that Chris Hani’s assassinator would be released from prison, people were not happy. But it looks like he may stay.
Oscar’s parole guidelines are yet to be revealed publicly, but he might just have to meet with Reeva’s parents if they want.
Oscar’s hopes of packing up and leaving Kgosi Mampuru prison were dealt a blow yesterday and his brother wasn’t very impressed.
Breaking news that comes as something of a shock – Oscar won’t be released from prison this Friday after the decision has come under review.
Whether we like it or not Oscar Pistorius will shortly leave behind the Kgosi Mampuru II prison and move to his uncle’s mansion in Pretoria. Cue outrage across the world.
Oscar Pistorius is set to once again dominate the headlines as the date of his possible parole draws nearer. It’s not all bad news for the State however.
Does anyone else think that Oscar looks a bit like the guy from Suits in this picture? Maybe him and Harvey should team up for the Dec 9 appeal? That would be a good episode.
The Waterkloof Four have been slated for parole in February, according to the Correctional Services Department. Reinach Tiedt, Gert van Schalkwyk, Christoff Becker and Frikkie du Preez will be released together on 11 Febuary. The group was initially sentenced to 12 years each after murdering a homeless man in Eastern Pretoria in 2001.
Former Head of Interpol and National Police Commissioner, Jackie Selebi was released from prison on medical parole in 2012 for suffering “a medical condition which is terminal, chronic, progressive and has deteriorated or reached an irreversible state.” His lawyers and doctors cited his failing kidneys as a key indicator that Selebi was on his death bed. Selebi has responded to widespread outrage following his being spotted at a mall over the weekend.
Jackie Selebi’s release on medical parole may not be the just thing to do, according to the opinions of the public, but the edge is taken off a little to know it’s not unconditional. A spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services has said that his release will not result in him heading right back to the golf course.
Abdus-Salaam Ebrahim, the national coordinator of People Against Gangsterism And Drugs, is busy resurrecting Pagad following his release from prison. The 61-year-old spent nine years in jail and two on parole, but now that he’s a free man, he is driving the resurgence of his movement, with plans to open branches around the country.