Department notes reports regarding citizenship of Januz Walus

Friday, March 11, 2016

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs says it has noted reports relating to the citizenship status of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who was convicted for the murder of Chris Hani, the former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP).

“We wish to put it on record that Mr Walus was granted a permanent residence permit in 1981 prior to attaining citizenship through the naturalisation process in 1987 under legislation administered by the apartheid government.

“In this regard, the Department of Home Affairs will monitor developments and will comment further at an appropriate time,” the department said in a statement. –

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