"Parole for Alison attackers?"- Change the Parole system for violent criminals

  • By: Trauma Support SA
  • Target: South African Government: Department Correctional Services

Once all criteria for parole have been met,                                               the final decision for parole is made by the minister of correctional services

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WHERE PAROLE FOR ANY VIOLENT CRIMINAL IS POSSIBLE, THE FINAL DECISION SHOULD REST WITH ONE PERSON- THE MINISTER  OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES. THE FINAL DECISION SHOULD BE VOTED ON BY A PANEL OF PEOPLE.

On the 17th January 2012, an article appeared in the media that the attackers of Alison, author of I have life may be granted parole."The two men who raped and brutally attacked Alison Botha in Noordhoek, Port Elizabeth, in 1994 will have to wait to see if they get parole after spending 17 years behind bars, correctional services said on Tuesday.

 A subsequent article appeared stating that "Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit have not been granted parole, neither have they appeared before a parole board. The department was asked to consider parole for people sentenced before October 1 2004. Kruger and du Toit fall in that group, however the minister of correctional services will ultimately make the decision."

I am aware that when the process for parole takes place, a profile is established.  "The profiles include the sentencing remarks, social worker report, psychiatrist report and a representation by (Alison) Botha herself. 

"Then the minister will apply her mind and make the final decision.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WHERE PAROLE FOR ANY VIOLENT CRIMINAL IS POSSIBLE, THE FINAL DECISION SHOULD REST WITH ONE PERSON- THE MINISTER  OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES. THE FINAL DECISION SHOULD BE VOTED ON BY A PANEL OF PEOPLE.

 

Sign Petition

privacy policy

By signing, you accept Care2's terms of service.

Having problems signing this? Let us know.