Cape Town - Rashied Staggie has until Friday to decide whether he wants legal representation for his Parole Board hearing.
The former Hard Livings gang leader was released on day parole on September 23 but it was suspended on December 5 and he was put back behind bars.
The Department of Correctional Services is yet to give reasons for the suspension. In a statement, the department said Staggie had appeared before a disciplinary hearing at Pollsmoor Prison on Wednesday and, the following day, appeared before a case management committee.
He now had a seven-day grace period to decide whether he wanted legal representation or to represent himself.
The department’s regional spokesman, Simphiwe Xako, said once this process was complete, a date would be set for the hearing before the Parole Board.
Staggie was convicted a decade ago of kidnapping and ordering the rape of a Manenberg teenager.