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The Department of Correctional Services has launched an investigation into the conduct of two of the Waterkloof Four.

This after a video was posted on YouTube showing Frikkie du Preez and Christoff Becker allegedly drinking and using a mobile phone in a prison cell, in Kgosi Mampuru Prison, in Pretoria.

They were released on parole on 11 February, with Reinach Tiedt and Gert van Schalkwyk.

Du Preez and Becker have since been rearrested.

According to the department, the two will be detained for 72 hours while the investigation is underway.

“The department takes very seriously the allegations carried in the media about the smuggling of alcohol, having a party and covering the party with illegally possessed cameras / cell phones,” said Correctional Services spokesperson Manelisi Wolela.

The Regional Commissioner of Gauteng instituted the investigation yesterday.

The two parolees, officials and managers on duty on the day will be questioned as well.

The four youths were sentenced to 12 years in custody for murdering a homeless person in Waterkloof and they benefited from the President's Special Remission of Sentence of six months.

They were considered by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards of Zonderwater and Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centres, and granted parole as they have completed half of the sentences as a requirement by the Correctional Services Act.

They have been given strict parole conditions that include regular reporting to the Kgosi Mampuru Community Corrections Office in Pretoria and their sentences will expire in 2019. –