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Home Affairs revokes Walus’ SA citizenship

Janusz Walus’ Advocate Roelof du Plessis told the Supreme Court that Home Affairs revoked his client’s South African citizenship just a few weeks ago.

FILE: Janusz Walus takes an oath on 20 August 1997 at an amnesty hearing for the 1993 murder of SACP leader Chris Hani. Picture: AFP

PRETORIA – It’s emerged in the Supreme Court of Appeal that the Home Affairs Department has revoked the South African citizenship of Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus.

The court in Bloemfontein was also told on Monday morning that the department has served a warrant on the Correctional Services Department for the Polish national’s deportation.

The details emerged in Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s appeal of a High Court ruling which granted Walus parole.

Janusz Walus’ Advocate Roelof du Plessis told the Supreme Court of Appeal that Home Affairs revoked his client’s South African citizenship just a few weeks ago.

He added that a warrant of deportation has also been issued, but Walus won’t be deported for as long as he is in prison.

Home Affairs has not yet responded to an Eyewitness News request for comment and clarity.

This latest development might delay the Polish national’s bid for freedom as it’s emerged Limpho Hani wants to make representations in the matter.

The Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgment.

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