South Africa 5.12.2014 07:58 pm

Christoff Bekker granted parole again

FILE PICTURE: Christoff Becker one of the so called Waterkloof 4 exits the Poyntons building in Pretoria on 11 February 2014. Picture: Christine Vermooten

FILE PICTURE: Christoff Becker one of the so called Waterkloof 4 exits the Poyntons building in Pretoria on 11 February 2014. Picture: Christine Vermooten

Christoff Bekker, one of the infamous Waterkloof 4, has been granted parole, the Rekord East reported Friday. 

The convicted murderer, who grew to infamy on YouTube when a video of a farewell ‘prison party’ was allegedly leaked, was released from prison in February 2014 but was arrested shortly after as investigations into the video commenced.

“Two of the “Waterkloof Four” allegedly responsible for smuggling alcohol and having a party inside the centre, have been re-arrested while an investigation is underway over the next 72 hours,” spokesman Manelisi Wolela said in a statement in February.

In the video, the four are seen inside their prison cell with music, a cellphone and computer, and what appears to be alcohol. Bekker was arrested just 5 days after his parole started.

An application for urgent parole was allegedly made on Thursday, and granted by Judge André Louw on Friday. Reasons for parole being granted have not yet been confirmed.

The four were convicted of the 2001 murder of an unidentified homeless man and the assault of another when they were still at high school. They served a prison term of almost six years – half of their sentence.


READ MORE ABOUT THE WATERKLOOF 4 HERE:

UPDATE: Christoff Becker will be released on parole (again)

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