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Condolences pour in for Clive Derby Lewis

Democratic Alliance (DA) Spokesperson on Correctional Services James Selfe says while the DA would want to extend its condolences to the family of Clive Derby-Lewis, the country should not forget to reflect how he almost plunged the country into civil war. Selfe was reacting to the news of the death[…]

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SACP lashes out at Derby-Lewis parole

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has vented their ire as parole and release conditions were set for Clive Derby-Lewis on Friday. The party, in a statement, said it would launch a campaign to “transform the judiciary”, in response to a High Court in Pretoria ruling that Derby-Lewis be released[…]

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Possible appeal of Derby-Lewis parole

The justice ministry would explore whether it has any grounds to appeal the High Court’s decision to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. He is serving a life imprisonment sentence after being jailed in connection to the 1993 murder of SA Communist Party leader, Chris Hani. “We note the judgement and[…]

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SACP disappointed in Hani killer’s parole

The SA Communist Party expressed disappointment in the High Court in Pretoria’s decision on Friday to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. The SACP continued to call on Derby-Lewis to come clean about who hired him to kill their leader Chris Hani. “Let all South Africans never forget that Derby-Lewis was[…]

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Derby-Lewis showed remorse: Judge

The man who was linked to the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani was on Friday a free man after being granted medical parole in the High Court in Pretoria. After an extensive court battle, Judge Selby Baqwa ruled that Clive Derby Lewis’s medical parole was immediately effective, saying the[…]

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Derby-Lewis to know fate by end of week

Clive Derby-Lewis should know by Friday whether he will be allowed to go home on medical parole so as to manage his lung cancer. Judge Selby Baqwa adjourned one and a half days of dense legal argument over whether the prisoner had Stage 3b or Stage 4 inoperable lung cancer,[…]

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Derby-Lewis to make new parole bid

Clive Derby-Lewis’s bid for medical parole is expected to be heard as a special motion in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. He has been in hospital since last year to receive treatment for cancer. The Department of Correctional Services has not disclosed the name of the hospital. Currently[…]

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Derby-Lewis lays special motion for medical parole

Clive Derby-Lewis’s bid for medical parole has been set down as a special motion and will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria next week, his lawyer Julian Knight said on Thursday. “The Clive Derby-Lewis matter is being heard on the 25th, Monday, [it is a] special motion,” he[…]

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Derby-Lewis in hospital since last year

Clive Derby-Lewis has been in hospital since last year where he is being treated for cancer, but the Department of Correctional Services cannot reveal where he’s being treated. Correctional Services spokesperson Logan Maistry said on Sunday that Derby-Lewis was receiving treatment in accordance with the department’s policies. The cost of[…]

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Allow Derby-Lewis to die in peace: FF Plus

A recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole points to the seriousness of his illness, the Freedom Front Plus said on Tuesday. “As in the case of Jackie Selebi who was offered the opportunity to die in peace surrounded by his own people, this last act of mercy[…]

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