Janusz Walus appeals parole decision

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Janusz Walus, one of those involved in the killing of South African Communist Party (SACP) leader, Chris Hani is launching a court application to get out of jail. Walus’ application looks to see Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s refusal to release him on parole set aside.

Walus wants a court order for his release and be deported to his country of origin.

The Polish national was denied parole in November last year after serving more than 24 years in jail for his role in the killing of the SACP leader.

Walus’s lawyer Julia Knight denies Walus has shown no remorse. “The application is going to be to reviewed and set aside… the decision of the Minister refusing his release on parole, and asking the courts to substitute the Minister’s decision. Incorporated in that will also be that he be deported to Poland,” she said.

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The SACP has in the past said they would be happy for Waluz to walk free, if he would only tell the whole truth.  SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande reiterated the party’s call for Chris Hani’s killers to reveal who instructed them to murder the former SACP leader.