Under the whip
WHAT HAPPENED| THE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT given to former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni and Shabir Shaik while serving prison sentences has once again been criticised by several newspapers. The papers support the order given by Corrective Services Minister Ngconde Balfour that Shaik must return to jail after 80 days in a private hospital. Yengeni has apparently so far only reported once for community service.
WHAT THE OTHERS SAID VOLKSBLAD PUTS ITS views strongly: “The sick circus of the unrepentant fraudster, Tony Yengeni, who has served a mere 20 weeks of his four-year ‘imprisonment’, continues. The harm caused by the treatment of the armaments scandal and people like Yengeni, who even deceived Parliament, continues.” Beeld says that Balfour will certainly have to take steps in order to restore people’s confidence in the legal system.