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Chris Hani’s killer to approach court for parole

Former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani‘s killer Janusz Walus is expected to approach the high court in Pretoria for another attempt to get parole on Tuesday. Walus’ previous court application to be released on parole failed. He and his accomplice and former Conservative Party leader Clive Derby-Lewis were[…]

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SACP to commemorate Chris Hani’s death

The 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African Communist Party General Secretary Chris Hani, will be commemorated on Tuesday in different parts of the country. He was shot and killed on April 10, 1993 by Polish immigrant Janusz Walus with the help of former Conservative Party member Clive Derby-Lewis.[…]

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Walus still shows no remorse for Hani: Masutha

Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for murdering the SACP leader, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday. Giving reasons for his refusal to grant Walus parole, shortly after a media briefing in Pretoria, Masutha said paroling the convicted murderer would be pointless, as he “still[…]

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Masutha to announce decision on Walus parole

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will on Friday announce his decision on whether or not Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus will be released on parole. Masutha has called a press briefing where he will announce his decision on Walus’ parole application. This follows a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in August[…]

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Possible appeal of Derby-Lewis parole

The justice ministry would explore whether it has any grounds to appeal the High Court’s decision to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. He is serving a life imprisonment sentence after being jailed in connection to the 1993 murder of SA Communist Party leader, Chris Hani. “We note the judgement and[…]

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SACP disappointed in Hani killer’s parole

The SA Communist Party expressed disappointment in the High Court in Pretoria’s decision on Friday to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. The SACP continued to call on Derby-Lewis to come clean about who hired him to kill their leader Chris Hani. “Let all South Africans never forget that Derby-Lewis was[…]

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Derby-Lewis to make new parole bid

Clive Derby-Lewis’s bid for medical parole is expected to be heard as a special motion in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. He has been in hospital since last year to receive treatment for cancer. The Department of Correctional Services has not disclosed the name of the hospital. Currently[…]

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