Cape Town – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) reportedly took to the streets on Thursday to protest the release of Chris Hani’s killer, Janusz Waluś, shutting down the N1 in Gauteng.
This came after Waluś was granted South African citizenship in order to serve his parole along with conditions imposed by the minister of correctional services.
The Constitutional Court ordered Waluś’ release on parole last week.
However, before his scheduled release, Waluś was stabbed in jail this week.
The prison service said “Walus is stable” and receiving necessary health care, without giving details.
“It is alleged that Walus was stabbed by another inmate from the same housing unit,” the prison service said, adding that an investigation was under way.
These events did not stop the EFF from bringing the N1 North Gauteng to a standstill in protest of his release.
— Odwa Notununu Selfless Fighter (@OdwaNotununu) December 1, 2022
“No parole must be granted,” seemed to be the general consensus amongst the EFF members.
Been in bumper to bumper traffic for the last hour. I can’t even off-ramp anywhere ? pic.twitter.com/h2cW451GY1
— Ntomb’Enhle (@martyn_melinda) December 1, 2022
N1 North near New Rand, JHB, blockaded. Protest action. pic.twitter.com/CiD312SYCU
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) December 1, 2022
Picture: Twitter/ @OdwaNotununu
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin