South Africa appeals parole for apartheid-era assassin
30 March 2016, 14:14
(AP) — South Africa's justice minister plans to appeal a court ruling that
granted parole to the assassin of a prominent anti-apartheid leader.
justice ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the minister, Michael
Masutha, believes the judge who ordered parole for Polish immigrant Janusz
Walus made a mistake.
stirred fears of all-out racial conflict when he killed anti-apartheid leader
Chris Hani in 1993, ahead of South Africa's first all-race elections in 1994.
March 10, a Pretoria judge ordered parole for Walus by early April.
lawyer, Julian Knight, says he will ask that Walus be placed on parole even if
a court decides to hear the justice minister's appeal. Knight says Walus can
report back to prison if a court reverses the parole ruling.