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Walus and Derby-Lewis tried to plunge SA into civil war, says Ray Hartley

The decision to grant parole to the man convicted of assassinating anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani has sparked outrage.

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Janusz Walus be released in the next two weeks.

Walus was imprisoned nearly 23 years after he and Clive Derby-Lewis were convicted of murdering one of South Africa's most beloved struggle stalwarts Chris Hani.

Rand Daily Mail editor Ray Hartley explained that there could not have been any justifiable political motive behind Hani's murder.

We were one year away from our first democratic elections...negotiations were reaching a breakthrough point. There can be no legitimate political motive for this killing.

Ray Hartley, author and Rand Daily Mail editor

It's very clear that they intended to destabilise the negotiation process and plunge the country into civil war.

Ray Hartley, author and Rand Daily Mail editor

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