South African Representatives Visited J Neethling who is Imprisoned
in St Lucia
FOR ORAL REPLY
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 18 OF 3 JUNE 2005
S M CAMERER (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
(1) Whether any
contact has been made by any South African diplomatic representative with J Neethling
who is currently serving a two-year sentence for drug trafficking at Bordelais
Prison Dennery, St Lucia W. I.; if not, why not; if so, on what dates;
whether any arrangements have been made for the repatriation of the prisoner;
if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details.
Yes. On 19 December 2004 by officials from the South African Embassy, Kingston,
(2) No. South Africa does not repatriate prisoners sentenced abroad.
A prisoner is either deported by the host country or family members/the community
or benefactors are requested to pay the cost of return to South Africa of a released