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Cape Town - Hard Livings gang boss Rashied Staggie’s imminent parole may be jeopardised by the discovery of tik in the cell he shares with 29 other people.
The drug was found in the cell at Breede River Prison in Worcester, where Staggie is serving a 13-year term for his role in an attempted robbery at Faure military base.
In 2004, he was sentenced to 15 years for ordering the kidnapping and rape of a 17-year-old girl. The magistrate in the latter case decided the sentences should run concurrently.
If the drugs found in his cell are linked to him, Staggie would not be able to leave jail on the day stipulated when parole was recently granted to him, said provincial Correctional Services spokesman Simphiwe Xako.
In May, the Breede River parole board granted Staggie day parole starting from September 29.
“The tik was found in the cell two weeks ago,” Xako said on Tuesday morning.
“We cannot ascribe this to anybody in particular just yet.
“There are 30 people in that cell and we have to ascribe it to somebody in particular.
“If we cannot prove the drugs belonged to Staggie or he had a hand in getting it there, it would have no bearing on his parole.”
Xako said a task team had been appointed to investigate the discovery of the drug.