Latest articles on Presidential Pardons

Pardon me, Mr President

The exercise of the presidential pardon promises to be a heavily contested political arena.

Constitutional Court upholds pardons decision

Constitutional Court upholds decision interdicting president from granting pardons to perpetrators of political violence without consulting victims.

ANC: Pardons are president’s prerogative

The African National Congress (ANC) had not discussed presidential pardons with President Jacob Zuma, it said on Sunday.

De Lille: President should not have power to pardon

The president should not have the power to grant pardons, Independent Democrats Leader Patricia De Lille said on Sunday.

Winnie criticises possible De Kock pardon

ANC MP and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has criticised the possibility of former Vlakplaas head Eugene de Kock receiving a pardon.

White power at work: no pardon for De Kock

Author and journalist Christi van der Westhuizen argues that attempts to secure a presidential pardon for Eugene de Kock is white power at work.

Towards an anatomy of violence

Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.

Presidency confirms Shaik pardon application

After many mixed messages, the presidency has confirmed receiving an application for a presidential pardon from convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik.

DA proposes Bill on presidential pardons

In order to avoid accusations of bad faith being made against the president, the DA has put forward a private member's Bill on presidential pardons.

Let Prime Evil go

I feel sorry for Eugene de Kock. From where I'm sitting the man shouldn't have had to spend one day in prison.

Presidency quashes talk of pardons

The Presidency on Sunday denied considering any applications for presidential pardons amid an outcry from political parties and the media.

Bush avoids big-name pardons, for now

An award-winning rapper and a Detroit policeman facing cocaine and money laundering charges are among the first to have won a pardon.

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