SA reacts to Derby-Lewis getting parole

On Friday the High Court in Pretoria granted Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.

FILE: Clive Derby-Lewis.

JOHANNESBURG - On Friday the High Court in Pretoria granted Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.

The 79-year-old served over 20 years of his sentence for his part in the assassination of SACP leader Chris Hani in 199, and veteran worker leader Zwelinzima Vavi says the court ruling is bound to spark a backlash of anger.

"We are angry that this man will be walking the streets in the name of medical parole… To underline what ordinary people say, if you have money you can always get around the justice system in the country."

The SACP said last year it would continue fighting against Derby-Lewis' parole despite his ill health.

LISTEN: Zwelinzima Vavi on Derby-Lewis' medical parole.

While working on our latest production honouring Chris Hani, we learn the Clive Derby Lewis was given a medical parole. #noted :(

Sad to see some cruel comments regarding Clive Derby-Lewis:(

How is it fair for ANY (deserving) terminally-ill prisoner to die in a cell?

Apartheid murderer Clive Derby-Lewis released on medical parole. He must keep his promising of dying within few months.

Chris Hani's killer,Clive Derby-Lewis has been granted medical parole. I don't think it was the right thing to do thought...