South Africa: Activist Chris Hani’s killer stabbed two days before his release

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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In a “stable” state, Janusz Walus has been detained in Pretoria since 1993 but must be released on parole before 1 December, which is a court decision that caused an outcry.

The assassin of the figure of the anti-apartheid struggle Chris Hani, killed in 1993 during the delicate negotiations for the first democratic elections in South Africa, was stabbed in prison on Tuesday 29 November.

“Janusz Walus was stabbed” in the afternoon in the capital Pretoria prison where he was being held, a spokesman for the prison services said. In a “stable” state, he is currently receiving “the necessary care,” the administration said in a statement.

Initial findings indicate that Janusz Walus was stabbed by another detainee. An investigation must be opened. Now 69 years old, the Polish immigrant linked to the extreme Afrikaner white right had to be released no later than Thursday 1 December, after having spent thirty years behind bars. After several refusals, the Constitutional Court granted him parole last week.

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