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Waterkloof pair baking bread in prison

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Frikkie du Preez and Christoff Becker, two of the so-called Waterkloof Four, are working in the bakery of the Kgosi-Mampuru prison in Pretoria and being held in a communal cell, Rapport reported on Sunday.

Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela told the newspaper that it was too early to say how the pair's rehabilitation was progressing.

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Christoff Becker, above, and Frikkie du Preez had their parole revoked at the end of last month after a video emerged that showed the two having a party in jail. File picture: Phill Magakoe

Rapport said its investigations discovered that Becker was now having to queue to use a payphone - as is the normal prison rule.

Becker and du Preez had their parole revoked at the end of last month after a video emerged that showed the two having a party in jail. The footage showed Du Preez and Becker drinking alcohol and using a cellphone.

Wolela told Rapport that four prison guards would be attending disciplinary hearings within a month for their part in the incident.

He said that recent raids in the cells at the prison had led to the seizure of 86 mobile phones, a computer and harddrive.

Bekker, Du Preez, Gert van Schalkwyk, and Reinach Tiedt were released at the beginning of February after being jailed for beating a homeless man to death in Pretoria in 2001. - Sapa

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