South Africa’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered that apartheid-era assassin, Janusz Walus be granted parole.
Walus, an anti-communist Polish national, gunned down anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993.
He has served almost thirty years behind bars for the murder, a crime which many believe pushed South Africa to the brink of a civil conflict.
What did the Constitutional Court say?
In a unanimous judgment, Consitutional Court Chief Justice Raymond Zondo ordered that the justice minister place Walus “on parole on such terms and conditions as he may deem appropriate.”
Zondo said that Walus should be placed on parole within the space of 10 days.
Walus “was convicted of very serious crime… cold blooded murder,” said Zondo. The chief justice said that “his conduct nearly…