Apartheid-time killer, Eugene de Kock, is set to make an application today in the High Court of Pretoria where he will ask his parole denial be revised.
In August, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha announced that De Kock, who has been nicknamed “Prime Evil”, would have to wait another year before his application for parole was reconsidered, to allow the families of his victims to be consulted.
De Kock was in charge of a police “death squad” at Vlakplaas, outside Pretoria, and was arrested in mid-1994.
He was convicted and sentenced in the Pretoria High Court in 1996.
He was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for six murders, including the Nelspruit Five, and to a further 212 years’ imprisonment on other charges.