Justice Minister denies parole for Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus

Janusz Walus is currently serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Chris Hani.

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

PRETORIA - Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha has once again denied the parole application of Janusz Walus, who is currently serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Chris Hani.

Masutha has recommended that Waluz undergo further psychotherapy.

This is after reports that Waluzs has contemplated suicide.

Masutha says further consideration needs to be given before deciding to grant parole.

His accomplice, Clive Derby-Lewis, died of cancer two years ago about a year after he was released from prison.

In September last year, the High Court ordered Masutha to reconsider Waluzs for parole.

The minister had turned down the application a year earlier.

Walus argued in court last year that Masutha failed to take into account that he had shown remorse on several occasions and in letters to Hani’s widow.

He argued that Masutha’s claim that he still poses a danger to society is ludicrous as there is no evidence to back it up.