Derby-Lewis to reapply for medical parole
Clive Derby-Lewis will again apply for medical parole after his first attempt was unsuccessful.
JOHANNESBURG - Clive Derby-Lewis' lawyer said the 77-year-old will reapply for medical parole as he has served almost 20 years behind bars.
Derby-Lewis was given a life sentence for his part in the assassination of former South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani in 1993.
He was denied medical parole earlier in April.
He suffers from prostate cancer, skin cancer and gangrene.
He applied for medical parole in 2012 as he is terminally ill.
Derby-Lewis reportedly wants to apologise to Hani's widow.
His lawyer Marius Coetzee said, "It's a very good and solid profile. He is totally rehabilitated and a gentle person. He is no danger to society and he should not be kept in jail."
Meanwhile, Coetzee said Derby-Lewis' wife was very disappointed with the decision to deny him parole.