Janusz Walus‘ lawyer Julain Knights has indicated that he will return to court after his client’s application to be released on parole was denied.
Knight was unavailable on Wednesday afternoon when Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha announced that Walus would not be released on parole.
More than seven years ago, Walus received a positive recommendation from the Parole Board, however the Minister turned down his parole in 2013.
In 2015 there was another application for parole which Masutha reviewed. He ruled that placing Walusz on parole was not recommended at that stage.
Meanwhile, Masutha says it is within Walus’ rights to approach a court or tribunal if he feels aggrieved by the decision.
Walus is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of SA Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani.
He was convicted of the murder along with the Clive Derby-Lewis.
Julain Knights says:”My position is always that any person who is aggrieved with any administrative decision taken by government or any other arm of state has every right to have their disputes settled in an appropriate court or tribunal and that obviously is the prerogative of the applicant in this matter.”
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