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Reports: Lindiwe Hani wants to meet her father’s killer

The Sunday Times is reporting that Chris Hani’s daughter requested victim-offender dialogue with Janusz Waluś.

FILE. Lindiwe, daughter of the late anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani delivers a speech during the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani on 10 April 2013 at the Thomas Titus Nkombi Memorial Park in Elspark. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - As reports emerge that Chris Hani's daughter has broken the ranks from her family, requesting to meet with the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader's killer, an NGO supporting apartheid victims says she deserves to know exactly who ordered her father's murder.

The Sunday Times is reporting that Lindiwe Hani asked for a victim-offender dialogue with Janusz Waluś, just a day after a judge ordered his release on parole.

Waluś served a 23-year jail term for the politically motivated killing.

The Hani family and the SACP have maintained that he shouldn't be released from prison, with some South Africans and political leaders in the African National Congress (ANC) calling for him to be deported.

Doctor Marjorie Dobson, who is the National Director of the Khulumani Support Group, says the Hani family and South Africans have been wronged.

"Who ordered the killing of Chris Hani? That is the primary question for the family."

She says the Justice Department has to rectify this problem.

"The government and especially the [department] and its minister are trying to regress by trying to foreground the lack of justice for victims."