COMMENT

SACP welcomes Janusz Walus parole application dismissal

Party says they will continue to seek full disclosure of the truth of Chris Hani murder

Janusz Walus application to be released on parole based on "exceptional ‎circumstances" dismissed with costs

26 April 2016

The North Gauteng High Court today delivered judgement dismissing Janusz Walus' application to be released from prison based on "exceptional circumstances" without appeal processes against his parole first exhausted. Walus claimed that he would suffer irreparable harm if he was not released.‎ The SACP opposed Walus' application‎ and exposed the disguises in which it was dressed as well as the pretensions that he has been making, all a ploy simply to be released from prison and nothing else.

The SACP will continue to‎ seek full disclosure of the truth and complete justice on the murder of Comrade Chris Hani, our General Secretary, a member of the ANC national executive committee and former Chief of Staff of uMkhoto we Sizwe. This requires all legal avenues to be exhausted, especially if there are grounds for successful appeals. 

Further, the Central Committee will next month also discuss the call previously made by the Party to reopen investigations into the murder of Hani through an official inquest.‎ The decision to be taken will be announced publicly at the end of the meeting.

The murder of Hani pushed our country to brink of civil war. The murder was calculated to plunge our country into full-blown ‎civil war, and could not have been the product of two individuals only, Walus and his accomplice Clive Derby-Lewis. 

The continued refusal by the unrepentant, unrehabilitated and unremorseful convicted murderers‎ to make full disclosure of the truth is tantamount to defeating the ends of justice. As a result, justice cannot serve its full course in relation to the monumental possibility of the existence of people who sanctioned the assassination and/or other people who were directly or indirectly involved in its planning or execution, or who had prior knowledge of it.‎

Issued by Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo, National Spokesperson, Head of Communications, SACP, 26 April 2016