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SACP and Limpho Hani’s Waluś parole rescission application fails

Waluś was discharged from hospital and released on Wednesday.

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has dismissed the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Limpho Hani’s application to reverse its ruling on Janusz Waluś’s parole.

The ConCourt reportedly delivered its judgment on Friday, two days after Waluś was discharged from hospital.

In their application, the SACP and Hani asked the highest court in the land to declare that its judgment had a “patent error” in that it did not “fully evaluate or analyse or examine the applicants’ submissions”.

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The apex court had last month ordered the release of Waluś on parole within 10 calendar days of its judgment.

However, his release was delayed after he was stabbed by a fellow inmate at the Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility in Pretoria, where he was serving his sentence.

Parole conditions

According to the Department of Correctional Services, that Waluś’ parole comes with strict conditions and that he would serve two years under community corrections.

“Offender Waluś has been furnished with his parole conditions in terms of the Correctional Services Act. If he violates the conditions, he will be returned to a correctional centre,” the department said in a statement on Wednesday.

Waluś, a Polish immigrant, was serving a life sentence for killing SACP leader Chris Hani outside his home in Boksburg on 10 April 1993, with the support of Clive Derby-Lewis.

He was then quickly arrested and handed a death sentence – a punishment which was commuted to life imprisonment after the death penalty was abolished in post-apartheid South Africa.

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