Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Yengeni will receive same treatment


By Chanel September

Former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni who is due to report to Pollsmoor Prison on Thursday, will receive the same treatment as any other prisoner.

He will also be subjected to a strip search and his fingerprints will be taken.


Correctional Service Luphumzo Kebeni told the Cape Times that there is no category of more or less important inmates.

However, a prisoner who wishes to remain anonymous, told the paper that high – profile inmates were usually put in single cells for their own protection.

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed Yengeni’s application for leave to appeal against his four-year sentence, imposed in 2003 in relation to fraud.

It is likely that Yengeni will just serve a eight month sentence.

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