‘Hani’s widow has still not accepted Derby-Lewis’s apology’
Derby-Lewis's lawyer says his invitation to visit Hani's family so he can apologise still stands.
The High Court in Pretoria on Friday granted the 79-year-old medical parole after five previous attempts failed.
Derby-Lewis suffers from terminal cancer.
He was handed a life sentence for supplying the firearm that was used to kill the South African Communist Party leader, in 1993.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha found that Derby-Lewis showed no remorse for his role in Hani's murder but Judge Selby Baqwa disagreed when he made his ruling.
Derby-Lewis's lawyer Julian Knight says Hani's widow, Limpho, has still not accepted the apology.
"There has been no response from their and side and the invitations to her have been over a long period of time. I don't think there's going to be any prospect of the two of them meeting one another. The invitation still stands, both from him and from his co-accused."