De Kock expects answer on pardon

APARTHEID assassin Eugene de Kock expects an answer to his application for presidential pardon before the end of the year, Rapport newspaper reported yesterday.

APARTHEID assassin Eugene de Kock expects an answer to his application for presidential pardon before the end of the year, Rapport newspaper reported yesterday.

"I think Jacob Zuma has more understanding for my position because he was a warrior himself," he said.

If his pardon application fails he could be considered for parole in four years, the newspaper reported.

De Kock has served 13 years of a sentence of 212 years plus two life terms in prison for masterminding assassinations of suspected anti-apartheid activists. - Sapa

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