NINE prisoners serving life sentences have been granted parole, the Ministry of Correctional Services said yesterday.
The parolees include Almond Nofomela, who was sentenced to death in September 1987 for the murder of Johannes Lourens on his farm near Brits.
The day before his scheduled execution, he confessed to being part of a hit squad that murdered eight operatives of the then-banned African National Congress.
Among those murdered was human rights lawyer Griffiths Mxenge. - Sapa