Walus’ release an insult to ‘incarcerated freedom fighters’‚ says PAC
The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) says the release of Chris Hani’s assassin Jalusz Walus is an insult to Azanian People Liberation Army (APLA) cadres who have been incarcerated since the apartheid era.
“We have been watching the release of apartheid agents like De Kock who killed (a) plethora of our people and is currently free. Today we hear that Janusz Walus is soon to be released and this honestly does not augur well for us and the people of this country‚” said PAC spokesman Kenneth Mokgatlhe.
He said the post-apartheid period had “inherited the administration of their predecessor and continued running the system which was oppressive with the same laws and continued incarcerating those who fought for the liberation of this country”.
“We have been failed by the justice system of this country. Robert Sobukwe was illegally jailed for six years and they banished him to Kimberley which was far from his home‚ Eastern Cape in Graaf Reinett.
“We have seen lately the refusal to release Kenny Motsamai‚ an APLA cadre who had been incarcerated from 1989 until today which makes him the second longest political prisoner after Jafta Masemola of PAC who spent the entire 28 years in Robben Island‚” Mokgatlhe asserted.
He charged that the apartheid state had always been hostile towards the PAC and that the present government was continuing that hostility .
“Our comrades have fallen prey on this cruelty where they were killed‚ imprisoned‚ poisoned and many other ill-treatments that one can think of.
“We demand the release of Political prisoners and not apartheid agents. There is no moral basis why this government continue(s) to keep Apla cadres in jail while they release apartheid agents‚” Mokgatlhe stated.