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Motsamai's family awaits his release on parole

The family of former Azanian People's Liberation Army member Kenny Motsamai is eagerly awaiting the parole board's decision on if he will be granted full parole.

Kenny Motsamai family
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

They, along with PAC and EFF members, have spent the morning outside the Boksburg Correctional Services.


Motsamai has spent nearly 28 years in prison for the murder of a traffic officer in Rustenburg during the apartheid struggle.


The PAC maintains he is a political prisoner and his incarceration is unjust.


Motsamai's children, aged 28 and 27, say life has been tough without their father, but they look forward to spending time with him outside jail.


"It would have been better if he passed away, then you know he's gone. But he's alive. When you see a person in jail, you see them behind bars and you don't cope well," says his son Karabo.


Karabo has been joined by his mother, Mantombi, and sister, Busi.

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