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Janusz Walus parole: ANC, alliance companions to picket in opposition to Constitutional Courtroom resolution

The SACP protested exterior the Western Cape Excessive Courtroom over the discharge on parole of Janusz Walus.

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  • The ANC, SACP and Cosatu will embark on a “nationwide day of motion” on Saturday.
  • They are going to be demonstrating their displeasure with the Constitutional Courtroom’s resolution to grant parole to Chris Hani’s killer.
  • As a part of the protest, the alliance companions will picket exterior the Constitutional Courtroom.

The ANC and its alliance companions, the SACP and Cosatu, are organising a “programme of motion” throughout the nation to protest the Constitutional Courtroom’s resolution to grant parole to Chris Hani’s killer, Janusz Walus.

The motion programme is ready to kick off on Saturday and features a picket on the Constitutional Courtroom in Johannesburg.

The alliance companions introduced their plans in a joint assertion on Thursday after holding a particular assembly on Wednesday.

In line with the assertion, the aim of the assembly “was to debate a joint response to the disappointing Constitutional Courtroom judgment delivered on Monday, 21 November 2022” granting Walus parole.

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“The programme of motion in response to the order inserting Janusz Walus, the murderer, on parole includes authorized concerns and technique and mass mobilisation, together with a nationwide day of motion and numerous protest actions throughout the nation,” learn the assertion.

This stance of the alliance companions got here after the Constitutional Courtroom on Monday dominated that Justice and Correctional Companies Minister Ronald Lamola ought to launch Walus on parole inside 10 days.

Walus approached the apex court docket after the Supreme Courtroom of Enchantment (SCA) in 2020 dismissed his utility for go away to enchantment a Excessive Courtroom judgment that upheld Lamola’s refusal of parole.

Walus is serving a life sentence after being convicted of the 1993 assassination of Hani, normal secretary of the SACP and chief of employees of Umkhonto we Sizwe.

Monday’s ruling has resulted in widespread outrage from the Hani household, the SACP, ANC and different politicians.

The alliance companions stated “the assassination completely disadvantaged Limpho Hani (Chris Hani’s widow) and her youngsters a lifetime of a husband and a father, respectively, with far-reaching traumatic and different implications”.

Limpho Hani at gathering with SACP members

Limpho Hani, Chris Hani’s widow.

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In addition they reiterated that Hani’s homicide “nearly succeeded in plunging South Africa into civil warfare”.

In its judgment, the Constitutional Courtroom discovered that “an vital goal of imprisonment in our correctional amenities is aimed toward rehabilitating the prisoner in order that she or he can lead a crime-free life after being launched from jail and rejoining society”, and Walus had been denied this proper.

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