THE South African Communist Party (SACP) hailed a victory yesterday after the parole of its late leader Chris Hani’s assassin was reversed.
The Supreme Court of Appeals overturned the March 10 ruling by Judge Nicolene Janse van Nieuwenhuizen that freed Polish-born killer Janusz Walus.
SACP acting spokesperson said the ruling “confirmed what we have said from the outset” — that the judge had ignored the concerns and feelings of the Hani family and the party.
Mr Walus, acting on orders from extreme pro-apartheid Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis, shot then SACP general secretary Mr Hani dead outside his home in 1993.
The party has long maintained that the pair were acting on orders from above and must stay in jail until they confess the whole truth.
Mr DerbyLewis died last year after being released on medical grounds.
“We remain firm that there must be full disclosure of the truth and circumstances surrounding Hani’s assassination,” the party said.