Patriotic Alliance slams Staggie decision
The department revoked ex-gang boss Rashied Staggie's parole on Thursday morning.
CAPE TOWN - The Patriotic Alliance says it believes former gang boss Rashied Staggie's parole has been revoked in a bid to undermine the new political party.
The Department of Correctional Services revoked Staggie's day parole on Thursday morning.
He was taken back to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town.
Staggie was released about two months ago after spending more than a decade behind bars in connection with rape and theft.
He is believed to have violated his parole conditions by joining the Patriotic Alliance.
The party's Gayton McKenzie says they strongly condemn the department's actions.
"They just want to destabilise us. Staggie has people following him so his arrest will scare people from joining the Patriotic Alliance."
McKenzie says the basis of his parole being revoked appears to be of the assertion that the Patriotic Alliance is a party of gangsters.