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Hani remembered weeks after Walus is ordered free

Liberation hero Chris Hani was shot dead in front of his house in Boksburg on 10 April 1993 by Janusz Walus.

Wife of slain SACP leader,Chris Hani at the commemoration of his 1993 assassination on 10 April 2016. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) says today's commemoration of Chris Hani's assassination is especially significant as his killer could walk out of jail on parole if a government appeal is unsuccessful.

The liberation hero was shot dead in front of his house in Boksburg in 1993 by Polish immigrant Janusz Walus.

The gun was supplied by Conservative Party politician Clive Derby Lewis, who was released from prison last year on medical parole.

Today, the SACP will hold a commemoration event at the cemetery where a memorial has been erected in Hani's honour.

The party's Alex Mashilo says Walus does not deserve to walk free as he remains unrepentant.

"There are still serious legal difficulties and loopholes with the judgment that ordered that Janusz Walus must be released from prison. We believe that he remains an unrepentant murderer. He still doesn't any adequate understanding of the enormity of the [crime] he committed."

HANI'S WIDOW WON'T BE TOLD TO 'MOVE ON'

Hani's widow, Limpho, has in the past said it's insensitive to say she should move on or forgive Janusz Walus. She was reacting to Judge Nicoline Janse van Nieuwenhuizen comment, during her handing down of the judgment, that the Hani family must forgive and forget.

Hani's wife said she viewed the murder of her husband in the same light as the Holocaust survivors, and no one had ever told the victims to forgive and move on.

WATCH: Hani killer must rot in jail

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