ANC-lawyer tries to keep terminally ill Derby-Lewis in jail

Justice Minister Michael Masutha acted in accordance with the law when he denied terminally-ill Clive Derby-Lewis parole, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.

“We submit that the decision by the first respondent [Justice Minister Michael Masutha] was a … Read the rest

Open letter from Gaye Derby-Lewis to the S. African Communist Party and Mrs. L. Hani

In the matter between Clive Derby-Lewis and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services/Mrs. L. Hani/the SA Communist Party concerning Derby-Lewis’s application for prison release on medical grounds (Case No. 78689/2014), the Gauteng High Court ordered, inter alia, that the second … Read the rest

South African Communist Party should not prevent Clive Derby-Lewis’s release

Jeremy Cronin’s opinions on the release of Clive Derby-Lewis as reported in Business Day not so long ago reflect the extraodinary powers of the South African Communist Party that endure almost 25 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.… Read the rest

SACP wants amnesty denied to Derby-Lewis

At the past weekend the SACP in Gauteng marched to the Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility, handing over a memorandum to the Department of Correctional Services with demands including that any parole application by Hani’s killers, Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus … Read the rest

Media invited to Free Clive Derby-Lewis protest on 12 April

freecliveThe organisers of the Free Clive Derby-Lewis protest invite the media to attend their event at 09h00 on Saturday 12 April at Church Square in the centre of Pretoria.

Apart from celebrity activist Steve Hofmeyr, a number of political parties … Read the rest

Presumed racist until proven guilty

manfredBy Manfred Delport.

The core principles in any justice system should be equality before the law and the impartiality of the justice system. As we have repeatedly seen in South Africa since 1994, this ideal of equality and impartiality is … Read the rest

Selebi out shopping in Pretoria in chauffered BMW

Former police chief and convicted criminal Jackie Selebi, who was released on medical parole in 2012 in a reportedly critically ill state, was photographed shopping in Pretoria, Beeld reported on Monday.

He was chauffeured in his luxury BMW 6-series to … Read the rest

Finally the blinkers are coming off in South Africa

Dear PRAAG supporter overseas,

Hillary Clinton has just visited South Africa. Her message was: Just follow Nelson Mandela. If that were even possible, for the 94-year old is reputed to be hardly functional anymore and living in a remote … Read the rest

Clive Derby-Lewis to apply for medical parole

Former Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis will apply for medical parole because he is ill, his wife Gaye Derby-Lewis told Eyewitness News on Monday.

She planned to file the papers in the next few weeks and hoped the attempt would … Read the rest