(Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
SOUTH AFRICA – Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Waluś was a first time offender and he had a clean record while in prison, were some of the reasons reasons the Constitutional Court relied on in releasing the Polish murderer who shot dead the SACP leader outside his Boksburg home in 1993.
Waluś shot and killed Hani on the morning of 10 April 1993. He has served 29 years for the murder.
His release comes after numerous failed applications by the minister of justice with the first parole hearing held in 2011.
He turned to the Concourt after the Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola in 2020 once again refused him parole.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Monday, the highest court in the land ordered Lamola to take the necessary steps to place Walus on parole within 10 days of this judgment.
Zondo said the court relied on the following factors.