Janusz Walus does not deserve parole for the murder of Chris Hani - SACP

2019-01-17 08:03
Janusz Walus.

Janusz Walus.

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The SA Communist Party (SACP) on Wednesday said it had noted the decision on the application for parole brought by Janusz Walus, the "cold-blooded and unrehabilitated murderer of Comrade Chris Hani, SACP General Secretary at the time he was murdered".

Justice Minister Michael Masutha made the announcement in Pretoria on Wednesday, News24 reported.

This was because there was contradicting information in psychological reports, which made it difficult to determine whether Walus should be placed on parole, Masutha said. 

'No remorse'

According to the SACP, "the convicted murderer asserts that he has no remorse for murdering Chris Hani the Communist, but claims to be having remorse for murdering Chris Hani the husband and father, as if Chris Hani the Communist was not the same Chris Hani the husband and father whom he murdered".

The SACP said it strongly condemned the "unremorseful and unrehabilitated murderer, Janusz Walus".

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria gave Masutha 120 days to reconsider releasing Walus on parole. 

The SACP said it would continue to legally fight for justice for Chris Hani.

"Chris Hani the Communist was indivisibly Chris Hani the husband and father.. murder remains unjustifiable, whether it is the murder of a Communist or a husband and father.

"Chris Hani chose to become a Communist and embarked in the liberation struggle for human, socioeconomic and political rights which had to be and are now accordingly enshrined in our country's Constitution," the SACP said.

"Walus does not deserve parole. He remains a danger in our society. What he deserves is to rot in jail for so long as he tries to justify the murder of Chris Hani, and for so long as all the circumstances surrounding the murder have not been fully disclosed or uncovered."

Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis, who supplied the weapon Walus used to kill Hani, was sentenced to death for the murder in October 1993, along with the Polish immigrant. Their death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment in November 2000.

SACP welcomes the decision

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