http://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / South African News RSS ← Back
Rustenburg|Boksburg Prison|Car Wash|Car Wash Plans|Sanctioned Bank Robbery|Services|Kenny Motsamai|Narius Moloto
||Services|
rustenburg|boksburg-prison|car-wash|car-wash-plans|sanctioned-bank-robbery|services|kenny-motsamai|narius-moloto
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

PAC's Kenny Motsamai given full parole after 27 years in jail

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.
Close

Embed Video

PAC's Kenny Motsamai given full parole after 27 years in jail

11th January 2017

By: News24Wire

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

Former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) combatant Kenny Motsamai has been granted full parole.

On Wednesday, Motsamai walked out of the Boksburg prison a free man after the parole board granted him parole, a correctional services official confirmed to News24.

Advertisement

The parole board was expected to meet on Wednesday after his conditional parole expired on the day.

The PAC leader who spoke to News24 while finalising his paperwork with his parole officer, said he was at a loss for words.

"This will be my first time sleeping outside of here, with my family after 27 years and 11 months," he said.

"I am just very, very happy," he added.

He said he would join members of the PAC and EFF waiting outside the prison to celebrate his release.

The former PAC armed wing combatant was granted day parole last year under strict conditions that included leaving Boksburg prison daily at 08:00 and returning before nightfall.

His movements were monitored through a tracking device and he was barred from participating in political meetings.

Car wash plans

However, on Wednesday morning the conditions were removed.

"We are happy as PAC, we have waged serious campaign for release of Kenny and others. We understand that others will be released in weeks," PAC secretary general Narius Moloto told News24.

The party announced that Motsamai will be opening a car wash to help him and other unemployed youths.

The PAC and Motsamai have always maintained that he was a political prisoner who contributed to the liberation struggle and that for him to remain in prison in a democracy was unjust.

They argued that the murder of which Motsamai was convicted in 1989 happened during the struggle against apartheid.

Motsamai was imprisoned for killing a white traffic officer in Rustenburg during what the Azanian People's Liberation Army called a sanctioned bank robbery.

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options