Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says the fight against the scourge of gender-based violence should start within families. Lamola was among government officials accepting a petition from the #Actnow Men Movement in Pretoria.
COPE is calling on Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola to confirm or deny claims that former ANC leader in the Northern Cape John Block could be among the 19 000 prisoners due to be released on parole.
Almost 19 000 prisoners will be released on parole to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the already overcrowded correctional facilities in the country. This is in response to the United Nations’ (UN) call for countries to reduce their prison populations.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says COVID-19 preventative measures have been stretched to the limit at correctional facilities in the country and the virus continues to spread.
Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola says the implementation of social distancing at some correctional facilities is impossible as most centers are overcrowded.