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Waghied Misbach

Waghied Misbach

Former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni will be under correctional supervision until January next year.

Correctional services ministry spokesman Luphumzo Kebeni confirmed yesterday that Yengeni would have to follow a number of rules under the Correctional Services Act of 2005.

The law requires that Yengeni stay under house detention and does community service of at least 16 hours a month.

He is required to find employment and remain in it for the duration of the parole period.

He is restricted to one magisterial district and is also required to live at a fixed address. If he wants to travel he must ask permission to do so.

He must refrain from using alcohol and drugs and will be given random urine and blood tests.

The terms of his parole also require that he does not commit a criminal offence, does not threaten any person by word or action and he is subject to monitoring by a correctional services officer.

Kebeni said yesterday that the details of Yengeni's community service and other issues still had to be worked out.

Failure to comply with these requirements might see Yengeni reprimanded, or required to appear before a court or a parole board, or be arrested and sent back to jail.

Yengeni's four-year jail term was shortened to 28 months under a presidential general amnesty.

He served a sixth of his jail term.

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