Waterkloof four: Frikkie du Preez may be re-arrested if he violates parole conditions

DECEMBER 20, 2014

After the release on Friday of the last member of the so-called Waterkloof four, Frikkie du Preez, the Department of Correctional Services has warned that he may be re-arrested if he violates his parole conditions.

Correctional services released du Preez on parole after serving more than half his sentence.

Spokesman Logan Maistry said, “The offender served more than 50 percent of his sentence in custody and will serve the remainder of his sentence in the community.”

Du Preez, along with Reinach Tiedt and Gert van Schalkwyk, were imprisoned for 12 years after they were found guilty of beating, kicking and stabbing a homeless man to death in Pretoria in December 2001.

The other convicted killer Christoff Bekker was also released this week.

The four were dubbed the Waterkloof Four as they were all pupils at Hoërskool Waterkloof in Pretoria when they murdered the homeless man.

Release and re-arrest

Having served five and a half years of their sentence, the group was released in February.

However, Du Preez and Becker's parole was revoked after a video emerged of them drinking what appeared to be alcohol in prison and using a cell phone.