ANCYL to lead march against release of Hani’s killer

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will lead a march to the Constitutional Court to protest the decision to release Janusz Walus.

Walus has served 23 years of a life sentence for killing former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani in 1993. He will be released in two weeks following his successful parole appeal in the High Court in Pretoria.

The march, due to be held on Monday, has been organised by the ANC Ekurhuleni region.

“Amongst the things that we want to raise quite sharply with the courts is that the issue of full disclosure is critical. We think that in an event that the competent authorities reach a decision to release him, we think that the time has come for us as a region to call for the release of all other political prisoners in honour of Hani as a gesture,” says Chairperson of the ANC in Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina.

According to Masina, all factors including security have to be considered before the release of prisoners.

“We are saying that there must be these processes where there is facilitation between the offender and the victim’s families, and the security assessment because we don’t want a chaotic SA. When comrade Hani died we nearly plunged our country into a civil war and we don’t want something close to that.”

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