The Constitutional Court last week ordered Walus’ parole, but after he was stabbed in prison earlier this week, the Justice Ministry issued a statement saying his release had been delayed as a result.
FILE: Although he was not known to be seriously injured, Walus was taken into the care of medical personnel after he was stabbed. Photo: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP
JOHANNESBURG – There is no word yet on when Chris Honey’s killer, Janusz Walus, will be released from prison.
Last week, the Constitutional Court ordered Justice Minister Ronald Lamol to release Valus on parole.
In March 2020, Lamola refused Walus parole, but the court found his decision irrational and overturned it.
The court gave the minister until Thursday to take the necessary steps to release Walus.
But after he was stabbed in prison earlier this week, the cabinet issued a statement on Thursday saying his release had been delayed as a result.
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While he was not known to be seriously injured, Walus was taken into the care of medical personnel after he was stabbed.
Ahead of his expected release on Thursday, the minister’s office released a brief statement saying that under an agreement between the state prosecutor and Walus’ lawyers, his parole will now be completed only after he receives the necessary clearance from the medical team. .
As of Friday morning, the killer has not been released and authorities are expected to release a statement once he is released.
Meanwhile, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Hani’s widow, Limpho Hani, have filed an application to set aside the decision at the Constitutional Court, asking them to withdraw their decision.
For now, the original decision stands, and this statement does not affect Walus’ release.