Judgement day for Minister Masutha's appeal on releasing Chris Hani's killer

Minister Michael Masutha will apply for leave to appeal against a High Court judgement ordering him to release Janusz Waluz on parole.

Waluz has been serving life imprisonment for killing SACP leader, Chris Hani, in 1993 outside is home in Boksburg.

702's John Robbie spoke to criminal law expert, Tyrone Maseko on the issues surrounding the matter.

Listen to the interview below:

Janusz Waluz was sentenced to life imprisonment prior to 1 October 2004, which means he would have been eligible for parole after serving 13 years and four months.

Tyrone Maseko, criminal law expert

Remember that he's been in prison for more than 25 years and the goal of imprisonment is to rehabilitate someone.

Tyrone Maseko, criminal law expert

Waluz has been imprisoned for more than two decades for his crime, despite having served time that would make him eligible for parole.

There's no reason to keep being incarcerated if you have shown remorse for the crime.

Tyrone Maseko, criminal law expert

You're never going to be released on parole unless you don't admit that what you did was wrong. It's highly unlikely you'll be released if you don't show remorse.

Tyrone Maseko, criminal law expert

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