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Janusz Walus
Janusz Walus
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The stabbing of Janusz Walus in Kgosi Mampuru prison allegedly by a former SA Air Force sergeant was unexpected as the two men had lived in the same housing unit and shared a "cordial relationship", according to source familiar with the incident's details. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the 69-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for the assassination of Chris Hani, was queuing for dinner when another prisoner allegedly stabbed him in his upper body with a sharp object.

A source with intimate knowledge of the incident told News24 that the ordeal happened very quickly, and that Correctional Services officials were able to jump in before the attack went further.

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