PAC laments ‘unreasonable’ parole conditions for its members
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:56:00
The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) says the parole conditions of its members including Michael Motsamai are worse than those imposed by the apartheid system.
The party has written to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masuthua appealing that the parole conditions be relaxed.
Motsamai refused to be released last Monday arguing that the conditions were unreasonable and amounted to being back in jail.
They include that he report to the police station every day and refrain from doing media interviews.
“If we rejected those conditions, then even less than these ones, why would we accept these ones when we have a new constitution that respects human rights, freedom of association, privacy but the conditions interfere with that,” says PAC’s General-Secretary Narius Moloto.
Motsamai has been in Boksburg prison since his arrest and sentencing to 25 years for his part in an Azanian People’s Liberation Army mission to rob a supermarket in Rustenburg in the North West in 1989.
He and three others killed a traffic officer who witnessed the armed robbery. Motsamai escaped from Leeuwkop Prison in 1992 but later handed himself to Correctional authorities.
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