Derby-Lewis denied parole
By Khanyisa Tabata
26 August 2011
Right-winger Clive Derby-Lewis, who is behind bars for his part in the murder of SA Communist Party general secretary Chris Hani, has been denied parole.
Correctional Services MinisterNosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says Derby-Lewis’ parole application was denied because the Hani family had not been consulted before the recommendation for parole was made.
Derby-Lewis and Polish immigrant Janus Walusz are serving life sentences Hani’s murder in 1993. His legal team said earlier he was being treated for prostate and skin cancer.
He confessed to his role in the assassination to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but was not granted amnesty.
The department was not immediately available for comment.