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It is with utter disgust that we learnt that convict Tony Yengeni is being released on parole after serving only four months of his four-year term. What message is Correctional Services sending to us struggling, law abiding citizens? That crime pays if you are in parliament?
About six years ago my friend was sentenced for 11 months without an option of a fine for assaulting his then-girlfriend. He served 11 months without parole. A boy in GaMolepo was sentenced to three months or a R500 fine for stealing a loaf of bread. He served the term because his family could not pay the fine. What about those on trial for more than a year who are refused bail and those in jail for crimes they did not commit?
Yengeni is guilty and should have served at least half his sentence before being paroled, irrespective of whether he is an ANC member.
Matladi Maila, Spruitview