Port Elizabeth – Disgraced former tennis pro Bob Hewitt is set to hand himself over to authorities at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
Hewitt is expected to start his six-year jail term for the rape and sexual assault of three teenage girls who were his tennis students in the 1980’s and 90’s.
It is just over a week since the Constitutional Court denied the 76-year-old leave to appeal the length of his jail term.
Women And Men Against Child Abuse advocacy group said that Hewitt approached the State for permission to hand himself in at the St Albans Correctional Facility, which is close to his home at Addo.
This was approved by the Johannesburg High Court due to Hewitt’s ailing health and his inability to travel the distance to Johannesburg.