This according to SABC News.
Zola Tongo pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.
He has served 11 years behind bars, and became eligible to be considered for parole in 2020 after being deemed successfully rehabilitated, TimesLIVE reported.
Dewani’s family met with Tongo on Thursday in a victim/offender dialogue, the Department of Correctional Services’ spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo confirmed to the publication.
The family reportedly tried to motivate the parole board not to release Tongo.
Dewani’s uncle Ashok Hindocha told eNCA in a written statement Tongo’s release was “a shame to the South African justice system”.