Mr Minister, Walus takes your focus away from Apla cadres still in jail

FILE PICTURE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 1997: Janusz Walus, Chris Hani's killer during his amnesty hearing at Benoni Town Hall. (Photo by Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive).
FILE PHOTO FILE PICTURE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 1997: Janusz Walus, Chris Hani's killer during his amnesty hearing at Benoni Town Hall. (Photo by Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive).
Image: Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) notes and welcomes the decision of the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha to deny parole for Chris Hani's killer, Janusz Walus.

There are many reasons why we strongly believe that Masutha is spot on: Walus' action symbolises that of a high ranking criminal and has got little to do with politics.

We are not going to thank Masutha for his decision; we cannot thank fish for swimming.

Killers belong in prison with their fellow killers. After prison, they meet their death where God may forward them to hell or heaven, if they are fortunate enough.

The PAC is still calling for the release of all of its freedom fighters. It has received hostile treatment since the dark days of apartheid when Robben Island was crowded by Poqo/Apla forces and dragged to the gallows for death sentences.

The PAC continue to suffer under the pseudo-democratic dispensation.

Chris Hani's killer should be treated as a mere criminal who has no concern for African life.

The government, through Masutha's department, should be directing this attention to Apla cadres who fought for the freedom that we enjoy today and not at killers who should be kept away from our people.

Kenneth Mokgatlhe

PAC spokesperson

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