WATCH: Steenhuisen calls for review of parole system

Interim DA Leader John Steenhuisen was speaking on outcomes of the party's Federal Council meeting. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - DA Interim leader John Steenhuisen is calling for the full review of the entire parole system in South Africa.

Steenhuisen's call follows the brutal murder of eight-year-old Tazne Van Wyk from Elsies River. 

The suspect in the matter was released on parole in 2018.

READ: Elsies River community visits Tazne Van Wyk's family

Steenhuisen says in Parliament, the DA will now embark on a full review of the entire parole system in South Africa by submitting Parliamentary questions to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola.

"We demand answers on conditions on which perpetrators are granted parole, government’s policy regarding parole release and how parolees are monitored once released," Steenhuisen said.

"On a daily basis families across our country are confronted by the devastating news that their mothers, daughters and sisters have lost their lives due to the gross negligence in the parole system."


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