Friday, May 14, 2021

No answers to why Man convicted for providing guns to gangsters leading to over 1k murders is out on parole

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) says it keeps getting stonewalled for explanations on the parole release of former SAPS Colonel Chris Lodewyk Prinsloo, who was has yet to serve out the two-third of his sentence before being considered for parole.

Prinsloo had been convicted and sentenced in 2016 on 20 charges ranging from racketeering, corruption and money laundering relating to the smuggling and dealing of lethal weapons worth around R9 million with Cape Town gangsters.

His heinous crime of providing guns to gangsters is linked to more than 1 060 murders and this had a major impact on fuelling the gang violence on the Cape Flats.

Popcru’s national spokesperson Richard Mamabolo said their enquiries to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) had been blocked. Mr Prinsloo was supposed to have exercised the highest form of discipline in keeping up with the SASP's code of conduct. Him spending a small amount of his time before being granted parole is seen as a rewarded for his disgraceful actions.

He is said to have been out on parole since April 2020. DCS spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo did not answer questions this week on where Prinsloo was in custody while serving his sentence nor was he able to confirm if Prinsloo was eligible for a parole hearing.


By Everngelista Muza


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