Justice Minister Michael Masutha has rejected the parole application of former communist party leader Chris Hani’s murderer, Janusz Walus.
Masutha made the announcement in Pretoria on Friday.
The minister says a psychological report identified Walusz political ideology as a risk factor.
Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman has more on the story.
There were certain factors considered by Minister Michael Masutha. The two main ones that informed his decision was firstly, that Janusz Walus has not shown remorse and then the other is that he still poses a risk to state security.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
A psychological assessment found that while he showed remorse toward the family of Chris Hani, he showed no remorse for the actual murder. This ties into the political ideology aspect where he still feels strongly about communism. He still justifies the act of murdering Chris Hani as murdering a communist.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
Bateman says it is likely that Walus will seek some sort of litigation.
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