The dangerous convict Kanya Cekeshe has been freed from prison today as part of Cyril Ramaphosa’s waiver. 8.99% of the more than 165,000 prisoners currently in jail will be eligible for the waiver.
He was found guilty of possession of a dangerous weapon and public violence in 2016. He also took part in burning a police van.
Cekeshe also lied in court when he said”
“I PLEADED GUILTY BECAUSE I WAS ADVISED BY MY LAWYERS TO DO SO, HOWEVER, I STILL MAINTAIN MY INNOCENCE. I PLEADED TO THE MINOR CHARGES AND THEY WITHDREW THEIR OTHER TEN CHARGES. THE DECISION WAS TAKEN TO CONFUSE THE ENEMY, I PLEADED GUILTY TO GO HOME INSTEAD OF A PRISON CELL. WE BELIEVE IN FREE EDUCATION, STUDENTS MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR A FREE, DECOLONIAL EDUCATION.”
“Our prisons should not just be seen as buildings used to keep criminals away from the community. It is also a center where offenders participate in programs to be rehabilitated, ”Lamola said.
“We admit that it is often difficult and a challenge to strike a balance between forgiveness and justice.
“As a country, we are proud of our correctional system, which aims not only to punish, but also to rehabilitate perpetrators, protect the public, promote social responsibility and develop perpetrators in such a way that they do not reinstate them. does not commit crime, ”the minister said.The minister said
His friends, family and the EFF celebrated on Twitter.
I can confirm that Kanya Cekeshe has been released from Leadership Prison this morning, he is now at home.— Nkanyiso Ngqulunga (@Nkanyiso_ngqulu) December 24, 2019
Thank you @Nkanyiso_ngqulu for your stellar work in Khanya's case. This case needed multiple interventions from legal, political, publicity etc. We played our small parts, but I don't think anyone did more than you did. #Solidarityforever!— Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (@TembekaNgcukai1) December 24, 2019
To all the activists, we salute you for your selflessness and commitment to always agitate the space for the release of Kanya. Bread and milk we don’t have but we allowed our convictions to drive our actions. The struggle continues✊? #KanyaCekeshe pic.twitter.com/SwRMeXpEhE— EFFSC (@EFFSC_UFS) December 24, 2019