It should be noted that both offenders are serving sentences of life imprisonment. They have benefitted from Phaahla judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on
03 May 2019, since they were sentenced after 01 October 2004 for offences committed before 01 October 2004.
The mentioned offenders have been assessed for placement by the Case Management Committee and Correctional Supervision and Parole Board, their profiles are yet to be considered by the National Council of Correctional Services (NCCS) before being forwarded to the Minister for a decision.
The possible placement of offenders serving life sentences (lifers) are considered by the Minister in line with section 78 of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998. Therefore, the Minister will consider each case on its merit and will approve or disapprove parole placement once he is satisfied that offenders are indeed rehabilitated based on the information presented.