Monday, November 13, 2006

‘Yengeni thinks he is above the law’ - DA

By Nadia Samie
13 November 2006

Former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni’s failure to report back to prison punctually and his consumption of alcohol during his weekend off from jail, has angered opposition parties, who have cried out that he is receiving preferential treatment.

Three months into his jail term, Yengeni was granted a weekend pass, in line with correctional services legislation. He was to return to the prison at 3PM on Sunday, instead, he arrived at 4PM, citing car trouble. Yengeni was also photographed in the garden of his Milnerton home drinking beer as he chatted to friends — this is reportedly a contravention of his parole conditions.

The DA slammed the decision to grant Yengeni a weekend pass.

In a statement, the DA said: "Tony Yengeni’s violation of at least two of his parole conditions is an outrageous affront on justice in South Africa. Yengeni’s flagrant disregard for the rules governing his parole indicates his lack of remorse for the crimes he has committed and proves that he thinks he is above the law. This behaviour should be punished to the fullest extent of the law and Yengeni should have his rights to future weekend passes cancelled."

"Rewards such as weekend passes and early release should only be given to those prisoners who clearly demonstrate that they are remorseful for the crimes they have committed, have made every effort to reform and are demonstrating exemplary behaviour. If what happened this weekend is anything to go by, Tony Yengeni is not demonstrating any of these qualities. Clearly, the ANC government should be condemning Yengeni for this latest outrage, " says DA spokesperson for correctional services, James Selfe.

ID leader Patricia de Lille told a daily paper that, should Yengeni go unpunished for his weekend transgressions, he will leave prison early next year into a society as corrupt as when he went into prison.

Correctional Services Minister Ngconde Balfour has refused to comment until after he receives a report from the parole board.


At Tuesday, 14 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the da should just leave the anc alone.we black people we suffered alot becouse o white people were was the da when our people were killed but the white people they must just shut and pack their bags andlive this country if they are not happy we anc we will control sa forever.

At Tuesday, 14 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the previous posting was by a racist scum - that much is clear.
Have you been to any other countries in africa, to see how the black brethren completely undermine the rights of their fellow men - corruption is rife and everyone suffers. seems black is self empowering and self enriching. where would south africa be without any of our racial groups you narrow minded bigot.

People lke you should be in jail for racist slurs like that - I guess you also think it's ok to rob whites and indians and coloureds?

You blacks in south africa know nothing about suffering. go to the ex soviet countries, go to darfur, go to comfortable narrowminded should learn about suffering before flouting your simplistic superiority complex. The ANC were masters of propoganda and deception, take a closer look and you will see.

go back to your cave and steal from your children, and rob your neighbour. seems like that's all your anc heroes are capable of doing.

no democracy left with people like you around. No future or hope for the way the averga eman in south africa suffers more now thanks to your honourable leaders

At Thursday, 16 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point of clarity.

Aug24 was when Yengeni walked into prison. Nov24 would be 3 months.

This should read 11 weeks before his first beer... or 2 months before...

when I was in the army it was 6 months before my first beer with friends at home...

At Thursday, 16 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can say what so ever i don't care you can even call me names that's what you white people good at.

The only one thing i am saying to you stop criticizing us black people if you are not happy here in south africa you can just feel free to take your white piss of shit and pack your bags and live us baboons in our country thank you.

At Thursday, 16 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sick of you white people you think you are all that.

leave this country if you are not happy and go leave with monkeys and leave the baboons alone,leave as soon as possible i can even help you pack your bags ha ha ha ha.

At Thursday, 16 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are these discussions always related to race? The point of this article was that a prisoner was allowed to a weekend out of jail with certain rules attached. He abused these rules, so what dooes that mean? Should he be allowed to carry on or be punished? I beleive the law is a set of rules that must be followed and if you do not follow them you should get punished. Yengeni did not follow the rules and should be punished, bottom-line. Please try not to relate this to a race issue for once.

At Saturday, 18 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems our racialy bigoted anonymous poster is still stuck in the ugly past.

You are showing that you are the same type of person as those who enforced apartheid.
You want to replace one evil with another.
Don't you think that working together for a better future is what we should continue doing?

Power and wealth easily corrupts people, and they resort to any measures to greedily get more wealth and power, which is usually gained from the suffering and loss of others.

Often we feel like we are suffering because we lack something we desire and covet - like a new car or fancy phone, or bigger burger or sexier girlfriend.

We ignore what we have because someone has something which we think is better. Therefore we impose a condition of suffering on ourselves, and cry out in our self-inflicted state of punishment.
This easily leads to anger and jealousy, and in the true human tradition: it's always somebody elses fault. Since they look happy, and have more than me, surely they are to blame for my misery?

and what to do? Inflict real suffering on others to gain a new set of material goods to set your next standard of misery by, hence increasing the relative level of selfish desire and consequent action.

We share the world we live in. When you take more than you need, denying a fair distribution with others, excluding those you fear, you are imposing suffering on us all, and in the long run on yourself.

lets end the senseless suffering and make life better


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