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Correctional Services finalise Staggie's parole

The former gangster will be released from the Worcester prison on 29 September.

Miles Bhudu (L),head of the South African Prisoners Organisation for Human Rights, Rashied Staggie (2ndL), leader of the Hard Living Kids gang, Pastor Alben Martins(2ndR), a reformed gangster and a church associate walk underneath the South African flag during a march to Parliament in Cape Town 22 September, 1996. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Correctional Services officials have decided on the day-parole date of former gang boss Rashied Staggie.

It was announced three months ago that he would be given day parole as he has already served more than a decade behind bars.

He was found guilty of kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl and for robbing a police weapons storage facility.

Staggie, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison, is expected to begin day parole from the 29 September.

In May, Correctional Services announced that the hard livings leader would be released on parole for good behaviour.

It is unclear at this stage if he will have specific parole conditions.

Correctional Services' Simphiwe Xako says, "He will be released as part of the initial stages of social reintegration."

Meanwhile, the woman who was raped by Staggie was shot in Manenberg in July.

Her male friend was killed in the shooting.

The 30-year-old was shot in her head, neck, face, back and hands by suspected gangsters.

The two were walking home when they were confronted by their attackers.

No arrests have been made.