Hewitt parole to be reviewed


File: Former tennis star Bob Hewitt (C) and his wife Delaille listen to his legal representatives during his trial at the High Court in Johannesburg sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, Tuesday, 10 February 2015.


JOHANNESBURG The Justice and Correctional Services Department has suspended convicted rapist Bob Hewitt's release on parole.

On Friday, written confirmation by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board was sent to one of the victims that he would be released on 23rd September.

But the department says the decision didn't consider the victims participation in the parole consideration process.

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In 2015 the tennis star was convicted for the rape of two young women and sexual assault of another.

He had coached all three women in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison.

His parole will now be referred for review to the board.