Azanian People’s Liberation Army (Apla) cadre Kenny Motsamai will not be released on Monday. This as there is a deadlock between parole officers at Correctional services and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) on the conditions for his release.
Motsamai, who is in the Boksburg Prison on Gauteng’s East Rand, was sentenced to 25 years for his part of an Apla mission to rob a supermarket in Rustenburg in 1989.
PAC leader Marius Moloto says that it is unacceptable that Motsamai should be made to sign conditions he has not been allowed to read.
“Amongst those conditions is that they should disassociate themselves from the PAC.”
Moloto says the prisoners are given a tracker device which allows the officers to track them.
“They must report to the police station once or twice a day. Even in the Apartheid regime people were never released on these kinds of conditions. For us they are abnormal and this is what is surprising us. Why are they not allowing him to read his release conditions?”
Moloto adds that the congress needs the authorities to be transparent. He says as the PAC they need Motsamai out because he has spent over half of his life in prison.
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