Chris Hani's murderer, Janusz Walus, to apply for bail once again

Chris Hani's murderer, Janusz Walus, to apply for bail once again

- Janusz Walus, convicted murderer, will be applying for parole once again after being denied in 2015

- Walus assassinated communist leader Chris Hani in 1993

- Walus was given the death sentence which was changed to life in prison when South Africa abolished the death sentence

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The man who murdered Chris Hani, Janusz Walus, plans to again apply for parole in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Walus wants to go back to Poland, his home country.

It was found that Walus did not display any signs of guilt for the shooting and he was denied parole by Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Masutha felt the Polish man was still carrying resentment around and he had no guilt for taking a life.

News24 reports it was found that Walus was sorry that Hani's kids were left without a father but did not show any real guilt for the actual act of murdering him.

Walus and his accomplice Clive Derby-Lewis were both given death sentences for Hani's murder in 1993 but it in 2000 the sentences were changed to life behind bars because of the abolishment of the death sentence.

A drawn-out court case followed after Walus applied for parole in 2013. It was denied in 2015 but Walus asked for a review application that ordered the decision by Masutha set aside and he be released within 2 weeks.

The minister was denied leave to appeal and went to the Supreme Court of Appeal and his appeal for his decision was upheld.

Walus applied for parole in 2017, but was again denied:

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Walus remained behind bars while these procedures went on. Now he will try again.

In 2015 Derby-Lewis allowed to leave prison on medical parole. He served 22 years of his sentence. He passed away from lung cancer in 2016, at the age of 80.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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