The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has analogized that granting parole to Chris Hani’s assassin is like granting freedom to supremacism; the notion that white humans are superior to blacks.
The opposition party said they are saddened with the decision of the Pretoria High Court to grant Chris Hani’s assassin, Janusz Walus parole. That according to the EFF means he, together with his co-assassin Clive Derby Lewis will soon be released from prison to join “a South Africa they sought to collapse into the cold and dark shadows of civil war, in protection of apartheid.”
EFF bemoaned the High Court decision pointing out that the reason why Walus killed Hani is “why white people still look at blacks with disgust, hate and despise.
It is the reason why people like Penny Sparrow see blacks as animals, as things amongst things. This means, Walus took a fall for a system that has not itself fallen and he is coming out of prison to enjoy in a world where people of his race remain where they were when he killed Chris Hani.”
Thus, the fighters vowed to fight on until the total economic emancipation of all “our people” which was what Chris Hani lived and died for is fully realized.
For them, the system that Walus killed Chris Hani to protect, a system that protects the advancement of white privilege at the expense of the black people is still intact. “FW De Klerk, for whom people like Eugene De Kock worked, is still breathing the same anti-black air that informed apartheid and Walus,” EFF stated.
With that, they highlighted that Chris Hani’s death will remain in vain until the system of privileging white people at the expense of blacks is dismantled, and that granting parole to the killers whilst the system they killed to protect still exist, has rendered Hani’s sacrifice futile.
“The memory of Chris Hani should never be silenced for as long as black people are not free from landlessness, homelessness, (SIC)” EFF warned and iterated that “the force of his memory must be greater than Walus, it must elevate what Walus represented, the systematic exclusion of black people from economic life.”