Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hearing to appeal Janusz Walus parole underway in Pretoria

Raymond Pani
12 April 2016

The Pretoria High Court today will review an application to appeal a ruling that paved the way for the release of South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus.

Walus is serving life imprisonment for the 1993 murder of Hani.
Last year, Justice Minister Michael Masutha brought the application to appeal the parole on grounds that the High Court judge erred in several legal aspects when reviewing his decision.

Hani's widow Limpho Hani, SACP Deputy Secretary Solly Mapaila and party spokesperson Alex Mashilo are among those attending the hearing.

Mapaila said “he hopes for justice to take its course.


We expect nothing less but justice for Chris Hani and his family, and the people of South Africa, and we hope that the decision today will restore confidence in the judiciary and we hope this will show in respect to the courts that societal matters must be handled with sensitivity and care.” 

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