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.
SACP welcomes the news that Janusz Waluś will remain in Prison. Waluś does not show any remorse for murdering our General Secretary. Still there is no full disclosure of the truth.
— SACP (@SACP1921) 17 November 2017
Chris Hani, was the leader of the South African Communist Party and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress.
— Mmona Masibi (@princemo187) 17 November 2017
Reconciliation was a big mistake by Black people. You can’t reconcile with people don’t want reconcile. You can’t reconcile the Oppressed with the Oppressor if the oppressor wants to continue oppressing. Reconciling with white is by the way not a privilege for us. #JanuszWalus https://t.co/DhNCaF1gP3
— Not In My Name (@Molimi_P) 17 November 2017
Justice Minister Michael Masutha should tell Janusz Walus that when you tell us who sent you to kill Chris Hani we will decide on your parole. #JanuszWalus
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) 17 November 2017
This will be risky to the ANC as we draw close to the elections. Imagine if #JanuszWalus was released. It will be a disaster for the ANC
— Not Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) 17 November 2017