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Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie reported for his first day of work on Monday morning as a cleaner in Cape Town, a correctional services official said.
“Yes, he started today. As a matter of principle, we are not providing information 1/8on where he works 3/8 because many employers don't want to it to be made known,” said chief deputy commissioner James Smalberger.
The SABC reported that Staggie was dropped off at the Cape Restoration Centre in Bellville, which aimed to rehabilitate gangsters and drug addicts.
Smalberger said Staggie would be let out from Pollsmoor Prison in Tokai, Cape Town, at 6am or 7am every day to perform cleaning and general office duties. He was released on day parole a week ago.
He had to return to prison daily at 6pm until his release on full parole on March 25 next year.
Staggie was sentenced in 2003 to 15 years in prison on charges of kidnapping and rape, and in 2004, he received another 13 years for gun theft from a police armoury.
The sentences ran concurrently and he served 11 years before his release on day parole.
“It (the reason for parole) is not to police him. This is a phase... it's a slow way of giving him all the responsibility.”