No medical parole for Chris Hani’s killer [Janusz Walus]

Janusz Walus, Chris Hani
Janusz Walus, Chris Hani

Polish convicted murderer, Janusz Waluś, has been denied a medical parole by the Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha. The minister announced his decision on Friday addressing the media in a press conference in Pretoria.

Janusz Waluś was sentenced to life imprisonment for assassinating the then South African Communist Party (SACP) Secretary-General Chris Hani outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg, on 10 April 1993.

Minister Masutha said he has ordered for a further profile of Walus to be submitted.

The Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria had initially set the Minister’s decision aside and ordered Walus to be placed on parole.

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) then upheld the Minister’s appeal against that judgment with an order remitting the matter to the Minister for reconsideration and a decision within 90 days.

The SACP has welcomes the news that Janusz Waluś will remain in Prison despite the illness alleging the Polish did not show any remorse for murdering the struggle liberation hero.

Chris Hani, was the leader of the South African Communist Party and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress.




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