Judgement in the Justice Ministry’s review application to have convicted killer Janusz Walus denied parole has been reserved. Walus is currently serving a life sentence for killing SACP leader Chris Hani outside his Boksburg home in 1993.
Lawyers representing the convicted murderer have asked the High Court in Pretoria to set aside then Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s decision to deny Walus parole.
Masutha announced earlier this year that he would not be granting the Polish national parole, as there was conflicting information which made it difficult to determine whether or not he should be released.
The ministry’s Chrispin Phiri: “There were two conflicting psychologists’ reports that were presented to the minister. One had argued in a certain manner and one had argued that it doesn’t seem as though the individual concerned really understands the impact of the actions or is particularly capable of being remorseful about his matter.
In other news – Durban flood victims still living in tents and community halls
Victims of the April floods in Durban are still living in tents and community halls. Meant to be a temporary measure, the eThekwini Municipality is blaming the delay in providing decent shelter and basic services on the application process for disaster funding. The City says it has a plan in place to ensure that should another disaster strike, it can respond quicker. Flood victim Zama Muthwa says there are huge challenges.
“We are facing a huge challenge living like this. We were first brought a white tent, which was taken away after a month, then we were given this old one. This tent leaks when it’s raining and we don’t know where to sleep. Read more
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