His parole will come into effect from April and South Africans have been reminded of the reasons for his incarceration.
Barnard has serving a life sentence on charges of murder, attempted murder and defeating the ends of justice, among others. He was sentenced in 1998.
He was charged with involvement in the murders of anti-apartheid activists as well as the killing of well-known academic, Dr David Webster.
Barnard reportedly killed Webster in 1989 on the orders of the apartheid regime's security branch.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Michael Masutha, said that Barnard had met the necessary conditions for parole. Additionally, Masutha said that officials spoke with Maggie Friedman, Webster's partner, regarding Barnard's parole.
According to the minister, Friedman did not object to Barnard receiving parole.
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