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Former Wimbledon doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty of two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault of minors by a court in South Africa.
Australian-born Hewitt, 75, had been charged with assaulting three underage girls during his time coaching children in South Africa in the 1980s.
Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles, including five titles at the All England Club, and six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hewitt had denied all the charges.
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There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to free Eugene de Kock within South Africa.
De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in prison in 1994 after being convicted on charges ranging from murder and attempted murder to kidnapping and fraud.
Some South Africans are still angry at the atrocities he committed.
He is not supposed to be freed. The atrocities he did to our people were very bad.
Others believe there has to come a time when forgiveness is the only way forward. A taxi driver in Johannesburg told Reuters:
There are some of our black brothers that killed a lot of white people and also white people that killed. At some point we need to forgive one another.
Eugene de Kock - the Apartheid death-squad leader dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s - has been granted parole after 20 years in prison.
Justice minister Michael Masutha told a news conference that de Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building" and because he had expressed remorse at his crimes and had helped authorities recover the remains of some of his victims.