‘Waterkloof Two’ launch unlawful arrest bid

Christoff Becker and Frikkie du Preez had their parole revoked in February.

The 'Waterkloof Two' had their parole revoked earlier this year for allegedly having a party in a holding cell. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

PRETORIA - Two of the so-called Waterkloof four who had their parole revoked earlier this year will now launch a bid to secure their freedom by having their arrest and detention declared unlawful.

Christoff Becker and Frikkie du Preez are serving jail terms for murdering a homeless man in the upmarket Pretoria suburb back in 2001.

The pair will appear in the North Gauteng High Court on Friday for their latest case.

Their parole was revoked in February, five days after being released, when a video emerged purportedly showing them having a party in a holding cell.

In court papers, Becker denied there was any party and what was filmed took place after gym but before lunch at 1pm.

He strongly denied that any liquor was present, a claim supported by his parole officer who told the board there was no evidence to support the allegations.

Becker disputes the board's jurisdiction, arguing that it is trying him for actions allegedly committed before being under their authority.

He says he did not breach any of the conditions as set out in the terms of his parole.

The Correctional Services Department will oppose the application.