Court to hand down judgement in Walus parole case

Janusz Walus was granted parole last year after spending 24 years in jail for assassinating the South African Communist Party leader.

FILE: Janusz Walus at a hearing in the Pretoria City Hall on 11 August 1997. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – The Supreme Court of Appeal will on Friday hand down judgement on the parole case of Chris Hani’s killer.

Janusz Walus was granted parole last year after spending 24 years in jail for assassinating the South African Communist Party leader.

Walus conspired with Clive Derby-Lewis to assassinate Hani in April 1993.

Derby-Lewis died of cancer in November last year.

Justice Minister Michael Masutha challenged the ruling.

The Home Affairs Department revoked Walus’s citizenship in May so he’s likely to be sent back to Poland should he be released on parole.