Parole board: No Waterkloof 4 decision yet

Johannesburg - No decision was taken on the parole of Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, after the correctional supervision and parole board met, the correctional services department said on Friday.

"The correctional supervision and parole board met on Thursday and it was postponed to August 9," spokesperson Ofentse Morwane said.

"After the meeting, no decision was made."

On 10 July, the High Court in Pretoria ruled that the correctional supervision and parole board did not follow basic precepts when it revoked the parole of Du Preez.

Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann took issue with the composition of the board, noting that one member was replaced and the substitute had not attended public hearings regarding the parole.

Parole revoked

"The board did not, as a collective, attend the hearing and consequently the applicant was denied the right to a fair hearing before a properly constituted board," he said at the time.

"The decision of the board is therefore fundamentally flawed and must therefore be set aside."

He ordered that a newly constituted parole board must reconsider Du Preez's application for parole.

Du Preez and Christoff Becker's parole was revoked when a video emerged of the pair drinking what appeared to be alcohol and using a cellphone at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.

The Waterkloof Four - Du Preez, Becker, Gert van Schalkwyk and Reinach Tiedt - were released on bail on 11 February after being jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria in 2001.

Becker and Du Preez were sent back to prison on 28 February.

Bertelsmann said parole board procedures clearly envisaged a public hearing and should have allowed Du Preez to address it.

He set aside the decision of the parole board and ordered that a new correctional supervision and parole board had to be constituted within 21 days.

Nomcebo Ngidi 2014-08-02 07:26:08 AM
These people are not showing remorse yet give them atleast two more years
Graeme Musto 2014-08-02 07:28:39 AM
Murder = no parol
Warren Wepener 2014-08-02 07:35:55 AM
No parole now the parents are looking for technical flaws and excuses to get them out: They should sit their full term this is all about parents that think they can fix things with money
Lefenki Choenyane 2014-08-02 07:38:05 AM
Spoiled brats showing no remorse killed a homeless man let them stay for another 10yrs
Argie Kgomo 2014-08-02 08:03:29 AM
Let him rot in jail,
Kirsty Prinsloo 2014-08-02 08:15:25 AM
Let all murders rot in jail. These four show that money can make a child rotten to the core.
Anina Naude 2014-08-02 08:21:30 AM
Oscar must be delighted with all this.... Murderers getting two years? Come on!!
Theo Martinez 2014-08-02 08:51:30 AM
these arrogant, racist dicks deserve ZERO mercy. LIFE!
Adam Brown 2014-08-02 08:59:04 AM
Let him sit
Karien van der Merwe 2014-08-02 09:30:18 AM
13years ago and they are still deciding. That man might have been homeless why do we have jails or a justice system.... aarrrrggghhh