Deport Janusz Walus now! - ANC

Party says court's decision to grant Chris Hani's killer parole extremely insensitive


The African National Congress has noted the decision of the High Court to order the release of Comrade Chris Hani’s murderer - Janusz Walus. The court’s decision to release him exactly a month before we commemorate the 23rd Anniversary of the assassination of this towering hero of our  struggle is extremely insensitive.

It is further devoid of any appreciation of the devastating impact the murder of Comrade Chris had, not only on the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party but South Africa as a whole. His death robbed our nation of a committed revolutionary who embodied the undying resolve to freedom and liberation by the people of South Africa. 

It should never be forgotten that the premeditated actions of Walus almost precipitated a civil war in South Africa, which was stopped only by the strength of the leadership of the ANC. Walus’ imminent release is a travesty of justice and a tragedy for the Hani family and all South Africans who believe in human rights and who held a firm belief in our right to fight for freedom.

The African National Congress demands that Janusz Walus is immediately deported to his country of origin on his release; never to return to South Africa.

Statement issued by ANC national spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, 10 March 2016