Former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) prisoner Kenny Motsamai, has been granted “conditional” parole for the crime he committed during apartheid.
Motsamai was imprisoned in 1989 for killing a white traffic officer in Rustenburg during what the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA) called a sanctioned bank robbery. He spent 27 years in the Boksburg prison for the crime.
He spent 27 years in the Boksburg prison for the crime.
According to the Department of Correctional Services his parole conditions were explained to him in the presence of his lawyers and he duly accepted them.
- These conditions allow him to seek employment or start his own business, the department said.
- He is not to change place of work or residence without the prior consent of the Head of Community Corrections.
Offenders, who are placed on parole, are expected to comply with a set of conditions and failure to comply with these may result in the offender, depending on the frequency and seriousness of the violations, having his parole revoked to serve the remainder of the sentence in a correctional facility – warned the Department of Correctional Services
Communities urged to play an important role by means of supporting parolees and ex-offenders so that they can integrate fully into society and be given space to make a meaningful contribution.