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Hani's killer, Janusz Walus, submits fresh parole plea (asks to bypass Masutha)

The man who has served almost 23 years in jail for the murder of Chris Hani has made a new attempt to be released on parole.

The lawyer representing Janusz Walus on Tuesday told the parole board that the case should no longer be referred to Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

According to EWN's Masego Rahlaga, Walus' lawyer argued that Masutha took too long to consider the previous plea, after he overturned the granted parole application 12 months ago.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

He says the minister has taken almost a year, instead of 90 days to have the dialogue with SAPS and Hani's family.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN Reporter

He feels the Justice Minister is politically prejudice towards his client, because of who he killed.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN Reporter

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