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handcuffsTimeslive reports that nine government officials have been arrested for allegedly illegally releasing 36 female parolees over a period of more than a year.  This was announced by the police‚ the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Correctional Services in Pretoria on Monday.  

“The foreign parolees‚ most of whom were drug smugglers or drug mules‚ had to be released and deported to their country of origin through Lindela deportation centre.  Instead they were sent directly to the Johannesburg Department of Home Affairs regional office for an unprocedural and illegal early release‚” it was indicated in a joint statement.  Family or friends of the parolees allegedly paid bribes into the bank accounts of the officials concerned.  “At times‚ the officials would demand bribes of the amount of R3,000 for those from African countries and R6,000 for those from outside Africa.”  Correctional services officials also allegedly falsified documents which enabled home affairs officials to create false release documents to help inmates flee from or remain in SA.

  • Read this report by Nico Gous in full at Timeslive


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