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Derby-Lewis parole: Hani's widow speaks out

Limpho Hani called on the Justice Minister to follow the Constitution when considering the application.

Chris Hani was assassinated on 10 April, 1993. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of slain South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani has spoken out about the possible parole of her husband's killers.

She's called on Justice Minister Michael Masutha to follow the Constitution when considering the application.

Masutha confirmed this week that Clive Derby-Lewis and his co-conspirator Januz Walas were recommended for parole after serving two decades in prison.

Limpho Hani said she's disappointed that she wasn't informed about the development and learnt about it through the media.

"The minister of justice has failed me as a victim."

The SACP came out strongly against the proposed parole, saying it will oppose it until the full facts of Hani's murder are disclosed.

Derby-Lewis has previously applied for medical parole but was turned down.

He was also attacked twice in the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria this year.

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