South Africa: Anti-apartheid hero killer stabbed in prison
02 December 2022 | 3:27 pm
Janusz Walus was due to be released on parole after serving nearly 30 years in prison for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. News of his expected release caused wide controversy.
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