Errant Waterkloof inmate transferred

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Copy of st MUG christoff becker.JPG (40992640) INLSA Christoff Becker was released on parole in February, but he and Frikkie du Preez were sent back to prison a few days later after a video emerged of them partying in their cell. Photo: Phill Magakoe

Johannesburg - Christoff Becker, one of the Waterkloof Four, has been transferred to the Kokstad Maximum Security Prison in KwaZulu-Natal, Correctional Service said on Saturday.

“We can confirm that Christoff Becker was transferred to the Kokstad Correctional Centre due to misconduct,” said spokesman Manelisi Wolela. He said Becker was transferred from the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Cetnre (Pretoria Central) to Kokstad last week.

Correctional services established a disciplinary committee after a cellphone was discovered in Becker’s cell during a search.

On February 16, Becker and Frikkie du Preez were re-arrested after footage of them allegedly drinking alcohol and using a cellphone at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison emerged.

The video, reportedly taken on a cellphone, was posted on YouTube. It showed Du Preez and Becker drinking, and using a cellphone in jail.

Earlier in February, Becker, Du Preez, Gert van Schalkwyk, and Reinach Tiedt were released after being jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria in 2001.

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