This is according to his lawyer, Julian Knight, ahead of the hearing of yet another application in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, on October 7 by Walus’s legal team for his release on parole.
This will be the third time they are back in court to try to secure the release of the Polish immigrant. It is 26 years since he was arrested, shortly after the April 10, 1993, assassination of Hani. He was, however, only sentenced the following year.
Two previous ministers of justice refused to release him on parole and it is now up to incumbent Ronald Lamola, Knight said.
“We are asking the new minister to make a decision and hopefully he will put the law first. Walus is shortly going to serve as long a sentence as Nelson Mandela did - 27 years.”