Mandela grandson protests release of anti-apartheid leader Hani's killer

12/1/2022 5:40:00 PM

The imminently expected release of Janusz Walus, the man who murdered anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani nearly 30 years ago, has prompted demonstrations in Pretoria and Cape Town

The imminently expected release of Janusz Walus, the man who murdered anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani nearly 30 years ago, has prompted demonstrations in Pretoria and Cape Town

A small group of demonstrators gathered outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday to protest against the release from prison of the man who killed anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993.

Janusz Walus, a Polish citizen, was granted parole last week after serving nearly 30 years of his life sentence for shooting Hani at point-blank range outside his home.Why Will Smith slap reverberates Actor quits Academy, offers new apology "I've always wanted to be Superman, I've always wanted to swoop in and save the damsel in distress," Will Smith explained to Trevor Noah in conversation about the infamous slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars that shocked Hollywood elite and the rest of the world.Alyssa Lukpat Nov.“‘I was going through something that night, you know? Not that that justifies my behavior at all.

Hani's murder had triggered nationwide riots.One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, Mandla Mandela, stood among a handful of black-clad demonstrators raising slogans outside parliament.Appearing on"The Daily Show" to promote his new film"Emancipation," Smith addressed the elephant in the room: "I've been away, what y'all been doing?" Speaking of the evening, Smith noted,"That was a horrific night, as you can imagine.[1/3] African National Congress members of parliament and staff protest outside parliament against the parole for Polish immigrant Janusz Walus, who killed South African anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in Cape Town, South Africa, November 30, 2022.Smith said he had made a horrific decision , who had just made a joke referencing that Mr.REUTERS/Esa Alexander 1 2 3 He recalled Hani's close working relationship with the late Mandela, South Africa's first Black president.I guess what I would say - you just never know what somebody's going through."This release of a murderer of a hero of our struggle for liberation invokes painful memories of the past," Mandela told Reuters, saying such killers should be "locked up for life".In his first late-night interview since hitting Oscars presenter and fellow comic Chris Rock during the live Academy Awards broadcast eight months ago, Smith called it a “horrific night” and said, “I just — I lost it, you know?” Smith added that it was his 9-year-old nephew who brought the consequences of his actions home to him.

Larger demonstrations took place outside a prison in the capital Pretoria where Walus, who is recovering from a prison stabbing , is still being held.( Isa Foltin/WireImage) WILL SMITH 'UNDERSTANDS' IF PEOPLE AREN'T 'READY' TO SEE NEW FILM AFTER OSCARS SLAP: 'ABSOLUTELY RESPECT THAT' One of those nuances or complexities was his childhood, he said."He should not come out," protestor Nontokozo Shezi said."He can't kill our leader and then think he can go home."It was the little boy who watched his father beat up his mother…all of that just bubbled up in that moment." Reporting by Shafiek Tassiem and Esa Alexander; Writing by Sofia Christensen; Editing by James Macharia Chege and Arun Koyyur Our Standards:.

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