Mixed reactions to de Kock release:
Clive Derby-Lewis (L) and Eugene de Kock (R) Pic credit: AFP
The release on parole of apartheid-era SAPS police colonel and assassin, Eugene de Kock has evoked mixed emotions.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha's Friday announcement of de Kock's parole on medical grounds comes with a denial to grant parole to Clive Derby-Lewis, who was convicted of Chris Hani's assassination.
Meanwhile, longtime friend of de Kock and Political Commentator, Professor Piet Croucamp says de Kock isn't celebrating:
He's not elated, he would prefer that people would not celebrate his release. His argument is that there are mixed emotions, hurt feelings; it's a terrible day for a lot of people. He would like to quietly slip back into society without a fuss and celebrations, he's very reserved about it.
Mphego on Agliotti and Crime Intelligence "At some point, he became a source":
Former Crime Intelligence Boss Mulangi Mphego has confirmed weekend reports that former SAPS National Commissioner, the late Jackie Selebi's relationship with convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti was in fact a part of an intelligence mission:
Agliotti was in fact an intelligence target and at some stage, he became a source. Indeed, as the Intelligence Community, we did encourage the National Commissioner at the time to have some kind of a relationship with Agliotti so we could suss out what exactly Agliotti was interested (in) and what Agliotti was doing in.
Tributes pour in for popular Top Billing presenter:
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EWN's Bruno Carvalho on this story: Messages of condolences continue to pour in from co-workers and friends of Top Billing host, Simba Mhere. Top Billing executive producer Basetsana Kumalo says Simba Mhere was a hard worker who was on the way up. Mhere was killed in a car crash on Saturday morning on William Nicol Drive near the N1 in Johannesburg. He collided with a VW Polo and a Mazda. Mhere was en route to the J&B Met in Cape Town when he died in the crash. A friend travelling in his car was also killed but Mhere’s father survived the crash and was taken to hospital. Organisers say the presenter made a last-minute change to his arrangement, opting to fly in a day later than originally planned.