SACP fuming over Hani's killer's looming parole
The party has vowed it will use every legal avenue to ensure that Janusz Walus remains behind bars.
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The party is disappointed by the High Court in Pretoria's dismissal of an application to appeal against Janusz Walus' release on parole, but says its not the end of the road.
The Polish assassin has served more than two decades for the 1993 murder if the SACP leader.
The SACP's Alex Mashilo says the party will fight to ensure Walus remains behind bars.
"It has serious implications on cases relating to parole of unrepentant and unremorseful murderers."
Hani's wife Limpho says the judge's ruling shows that she's reluctant to test her judgment in another court.
"This is about the law, not about whatever she feels outside this court."
It remains unclear when, or if, Walus will be released, pending the outcome of the legal battle over his parole.
Government's legal team now plans to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The SACP says it's confident another court will find that releasing Hani's killer would send the wrong message about the punishment meted out to murderers in South Africa.
Mashilo says they can only move on once Walus provides full details on Hani's assassination.
"I would like him to tell us who took the gun from the military armory, the gun that he used to kill Chris Hani, I would like him to give us the details of that person so that justice can take its course."