Walus likely to lose his SA citizenship

Published: 24/Aug/2016
Source: Independent Online (South Africa)

By Louise Flanagan

Johannesburg – Convicted killer Janusz Walus is on the way to losing his South African citizenship, so if he’s paroled he won’t see much of South Africa.

On Tuesday, the Department of Home Affairs confirmed that officials have written to Walus warning him that his citizenship and permanent residency permit were in the process of being revoked.

Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said the matter was not finalised, as the department was waiting for the end of the legal process around Walus’s bid for parole.

Walus, who is Polish but obtained South African citizenship years ago, was convicted of murdering SACP leader Chris Hani in 1993 and is serving a life sentence. His requests for parole were repeatedly refused, until the high court in Pretoria ordered his release on parole.

Read further: https://www.iol.co.za/news/walus-likely-to-lose-his-sa-citizenship-2060483

Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2016