REBECCA DAVIS SOUTH AFRICA 28 MAY 2014 11:30 (SOUTH AFRICA)
Spare a thought for the new Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha. In addition to the already weighty portfolio he has just been handed, Masutha is faced almost immediately with a significant decision to make. The North Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday that the minister must look into whether to release Vlakplaas death-squad leader Eugene De Kock within the next 30 days. It’s being reported that Chris Hani’s killer Clive Derby-Lewis would probably be granted parole at the same time. Derby-Lewis has served 21 years of a 25-year sentence; De Kock, 20 of a 212-year sentence. Whatever Masutha decides, it could be a political hot potato. By REBECCA DAVIS.
- The blood of Chris Hani and the eternal damnation of Clive Derby-Lewis, in the Daily Maverick