Chris Hani

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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Derby-Lewis in hospital since last year

Clive Derby-Lewis has been in hospital since last year where he is being treated for cancer, but the Department of Correctional Services cannot reveal where he’s being treated. Correctional Services spokesperson Logan Maistry said on Sunday that Derby-Lewis was receiving treatment in accordance with the department’s policies. The cost of[…]

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Zuma declares Hani’s grave a heritage site

President Jacob Zuma on Friday declared Chris Hani’s grave a heritage site, on the 22nd anniversary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader’s assasination in Boksburg. Hani, chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe the armed wing of the ANC, was assassinated on this day in 1993. Zuma participated[…]

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Allow Derby-Lewis to die in peace: FF Plus

A recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole points to the seriousness of his illness, the Freedom Front Plus said on Tuesday. “As in the case of Jackie Selebi who was offered the opportunity to die in peace surrounded by his own people, this last act of mercy[…]

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Derby-Lewis’s wife warns SACP

Clive Derby-Lewis’s wife Gaye on Wednesday warned the SACP and Chris Hani’s widow against making claims about “wider conspiracies” involved in Hani’s murder. The SA Communist Party and Limpho Hani were expected to make submissions to Justice Minister Michael Masutha on January 9 on why Clive Derby-Lewis should not be[…]

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