It’s time that the Department of Correctional Services reviews parole board rules and closes loopholes.
How can you give parole to someone who has broken previous parole rules? A multiple murderer nogal. It’s the worst when you discover they are not even first-time offenders.
If Minister Ronald Lamola wants to gain people’s confidence, let him execute his duties with aplomb. He must seek advice from grown-ups who have occupied the hot seat before him. We don’t want to see any more merciless and brutal slayings of innocent citizens for muthi rituals like with six-year-old Bontle Mashiyane.
I feel sorry for her mum Permission Mabilane and the entire family for going through such an ordeal.
Not allowing the media to film or record court proceedings for fear of reprisals didn’t help. I pen this letter after waking up to news that four homes belonging to the suspects were torched allegedly by angry community members.
This should send a stern warning that people have had enough of these senseless murders. You can imagine what could have happened to the suspects if they got bail.
- Samuel Radebe, Heilbron