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Lawyers acting for Chris Hani's killers said they would proceed with an application to the high court, asking it to compel President Thabo Mbeki to decide on their application for a presidential pardon.
Janus Waluz and Clive Derby-Lewis unsuccessfully sought amnesty from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1999 for the 1993 assassination of the late SACP chief, and applied for presidential pardon five years ago, in May 2002.
Earlier this year they asked Mbeki to decide on their application, failing which they would take the matter to the high court, a step they will now take.
"They insist that it's grossly unreasonable that a decision has not yet been made in their applications for pardon," a statement released by attorneys De Klerk and Marais of Pretoria said.
"They maintain that the failure by Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development [Brigitte] Mabandla to submit recommendations to the president about their applications, does not justify the failure of the president to make a decision," the statement said.
Mbeki's spokesman Mukoni Ratshitanga said his office was not aware of any court action. - Sapa