Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed that the murderer of struggle stalwart Chris Hani, Janusz Walus, has been stabbed at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Tshwane.
The Polish-national assassin, Walus was hired to murder Hani in 1993 in an apparent assassination hit of the Anti-Apartheid political activist.
At the time, South Africa was facing its bloodiest moments in history as the negotiations towards the transition from the apartheid regime to the first democratic elections.
“A detailed incident report is to be provided at a later stage, but what can be stated at this point is that inmate Walus is stable and DCS healthcare officials are providing the necessary care. It is alleged that Walus was stabbed by another inmate from the same housing unit.
“Stabbing and other forms of disturbances are offences not warranted in a correctional environment and this case will be investigated,” the department said.
The Constitutional Court recently ordered the release of Walus on parole after he was denied parole twice by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola and former Minister Michael Masutha.
Another unfortunate event was the vandalism of the Chris Hani Memorial Site at the Thomas Nkobi Cemetery in Boksburg.
Walus is expected to be released this week.