Eugene de Kock

The day Eugene de Kock said sorry

She had not yet turned a year old when Eugene de Kock emptied a gun magazine into her father and set him alight, Candice Mama said candidly at a dialogue on trauma and healing hosted by the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation on Thursday night. But when the communications and[…]

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De Kock still detained: report

Eugene de Kock is out of jail but has apparently been secretly handed over to security forces for detention against his will, The Star reported on Friday. His lawyer is planning to use a writ of habeus corpus, which is a demand to the authorities to produce a missing person[…]

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Minister to consider de Kock parole recommendation

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will consider a recommendation by a correctional services council on whether apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock should be granted parole. “Those recommendations [by the national council] are not going to be made public,” Masutha’s spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said on Friday. However, Mhaga said the recommendations[…]

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De Kock wants parole refusal set aside

Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock will file an application in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday to have his parole refusal set aside. In August, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha announced that De Kock, who has been nicknamed “Prime Evil”, would have to wait another year before[…]

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De Kock challenges parole decision: report

Lawyers for apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock have launched a new court bid for him to be considered for parole, the SABC reported on Wednesday. De Kock’s lawyer Julian Knight told the SABC the application would challenge Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha’s decision to delay De Kock’s parole[…]

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Boraine calls for De Kock, Hani killers release

Former TRC deputy chairman Alex Boraine has called for the release on parole of apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock; as well as the murderers of former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, the Sunday Times reported. “It is overdue. The parole board has failed him [De Kock],” the Truth and[…]

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De Kock can be forgiven: family

Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock can be forgiven and paroled if he shows remorse, the family of one of his victims told the Sowetan newspaper. “If he was to speak to us and connect with us on a human level, and really show he knows what he did was a[…]

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Parole ruling for ‘Prime Evil’

After two decades behind bars, former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock will know on Thursday whether he will be granted parole. Justice Minister Michael Masutha was expected to announce his decision on De Kock’s parole application in Pretoria. De Kock, who was nicknamed “Prime Evil”, approached the High Court in[…]

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