Who ordered the hit on Chis Hani? ANC, Limpho Hani want to know

In a memorandum, the group calls for full disclosure on who gave the instruction to kill Chris Hani.

Chris Hani’s widow, Limpho Hani, addresses demonstrators outside the Constitutional Court to hand over memorandum to the ConCourt calling for a review of decision to release Janusz Walus on 14 March 2016. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Chris Hani's widow, Limpho and some members of the African National Congress (ANC), including Fikile Mbalula, today led demonstrators to the steps of the Constitutional Court to hand over a memorandum, calling for a review of the decision to release Janusz Walus.

Last week the High Court in Pretoria ruled that the 60-year-old be released by the end of this month, having served almost 23 years in jail.

The decision to release the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader's murderer has been criticised by some as insensitive and irrational.

In the memorandum, the ANC in Ekurhuleni says the decision to release Walus disregards the fabric of the Constitution.

They are calling for a full disclosure on who issued the instruction to kill Chris Hani.

The ANC's Mbalula led the charge.

"He did not show remorse; he did not tell any truth. He deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life."

The memorandum is also calling on Judge Nicolene Janse van Nieuwenhuizen to apologise for telling the Hani family to move on.

Limpho Hani says her comments were racist.

"My feelings are my feelings and I will move on at my own time."

The ANC in Ekurhuleni has given the Constitutional Court 30 days to respond to their demands.


At the same time, the ANC in Ekurhuleni says parole is not a right but a privilege that should not be extended to Walus.

Chairperson Mzwandile Masina of the ANC says Judge Janse van Nieuwenhuizen trivialised Hani's importance to democracy.

"In our view, they have not authority to make such a ruling, in terms of the Correctional Services Act."

The memorandum handed over today also calls for the release of political prisoners who fought alongside the slain SACP leader.

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