Justice dept to appeal decision to release Janusz Walus

2016-03-30 12:26

Pretoria – Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Wednesday his department will be appealing against the High Court in Pretoria decision to release Janusz Walus on parole.

Walus was convicted and sentenced for the 1993 murder of SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani.

In a statement, the Justice and Correctional Services Ministry said Masutha’s lawyers filed a notice of application for leave to appeal against the judgment with the Registrar of the High Court.

“The minister believes that the Honourable Court erred in its judgment and is of the view that there are prospects of success on appeal and that the Appeal Court will arrive at a different conclusion‚” the department said.

Hani’s widow Mpho said the court’s ruling was “racist” while others such as the Youth Communist League of SA slammed the decision saying Walus does not deserve to be back in society.

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