Hani murderer given parole, court overrides minister


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The Constitutional Court has granted Janusz Waluś parole.

It follows Waluś asking the apex to set aside the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss his leave to appeal against a high court judgment that upheld the refusal of his parole by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola in March 2020.

In 1993, he killed anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani, and is serving a life sentence in jail. In delivering his judgement, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo noted that Minister Lamola’s decision to not grant Waluś parole in 2020 was irrational.

Waluś argued that he had done everything possible to prove he had reformed, he said in his papers to court he had turned over a new leaf, realised apartheid was wrong and had grown closer to God during his almost 30-year incarceration.


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