Release of prisoner

statement by National Deputy-Secretary The announcement by Correctional Services Minister Mzimela, that prisoners would be granted a six-month remission to mark President Mandela's birthday, is greeted with surprise. The granting of remission itself is a known practice normally done for technical and practical reasons such as the overcrowding of prisons. We are sure that it will also assist in the overcrowding of SA prisons but granting remission though to mark the celebration of a birthday, [...]