White supremacist stripped of his citizenship
South Africa’s government has stripped white supremacist Janusz Walus, who assassinated anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993, of his citizenship, his lawyer has said.
The lawyer made the disclosure in the Supreme Court of Appeal as he argued for Walus – who also holds Polish citizenship – to be granted parole after 23 years in prison.
The government has also issued an order to deport Walus, if he is released, Advocate Roelof du Plessis added.
Walus was convicted in October 1993 for Mr Hani’s murder, threatening to derail South Africa’s transition to democracy. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Mr Hani’s family and the government have appealed against a lower court’s decision to grant him parole.