Tripartite alliance calls on Justice Ministry to tighten laws

The Justice Department has been encouraged to strengthen parole law to place it in the interests of victims.

Tripartite alliance supporters hold up placards during a march through Pretoria's CBD in support of Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to appeal the parole granted to Chris Hani's killer Janusz Waluś. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The tripartite alliance has called on the Justice Ministry to tighten the law to ensure judges aren't given room to insert their own opinions while handing down judgments.

Supporters marched on the Kgosi Mampuru Prison today where they demanded that Chris Hani's killer serve out his full sentence.

The High Court in Pretoria granted Janusz Walus parole last month but the justice ministry announced this week it would appeal that decision.

Supporters gathered today came out strongly against Judge Nicoline Janse van Niewenhuizen for telling the Hani family to forgive and forget.

They've called her remarks "heartless, insensitive and savage".

They've called on the Justice Department to strengthen parole law to place it in the interests of victims and their families and not criminals.

South African Communist Party general secretary Jacob Mamabolo said, "The judge did not apply the law but elevated her personal views on an extremely sensitive matter. We think the judge was out of order with her remarks."

Mambolo says Janusz WaluĊ› deserves to die behind bars as he has shown no remorse for killing Hani.