Hani killers attacked in prison - report

2014-02-26 16:17

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Cape Town - Chris Hani's killers, Clive Derby-Lewis and Janus Walusz, were attacked in prison on Wednesday, a report says.

According to Eyewitness News, the pair were attacked with a "kitchen table spoon".

EWN reported the department of correctional services as saying that they both suffered cuts to their heads and hands.

Derby-Lewis was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the killing of Hani, the then SA Communist Party general secretary in 1993.

He arranged a firearm for hit-man Walus, who is serving the same prison term.

They were both initially sentenced to death, but this was commuted to life imprisonment when the death penalty was abolished.

Several applications for medical parole have been turned down.

Derby-Lewis, now 77, is believed to have cancer.

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