Janusz Walus

BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama and Janusz Walus. Images via Twitter and Gallo Images.

‘Well done’: BLF leader hails inmate who stabbed Janusz Walus

Andile Mngxitama has congratulated the inmate who stabbed Janusz Walus saying he executed revolutionary justice.

Janusz Walus

BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama and Janusz Walus. Images via Twitter and Gallo Images.

It seems like not everyone is shocked or saddened by the stabbing of Chris Hani’s killer, Janusz Walus. Black First Land First leader, Andile Mngxitama has hailed the inmate behind the stabbing.

Walus was stabbed by an inmate from the same housing unit at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Facility in Tshwane, Gauteng on Tuesday, 29 November. The Polish national is reportedly stable.


As previously reported, Walus is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of anti-apartheid activist and South African Communist Party (SACP) leader, Chris Hani.

According to SowetanLIVE, Walus was stabbed by a former uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) soldier who is also serving a life sentence for murder. The inmate reportedly had aimed for his heart but missed it.

Mngxitama took to Twitter to congratulate the perpetrator for a job well done.

“Viva MK! Aparently the cde who executed the revolutionary justice against #Waluz is an MK cadre. Well done Mkhonto,” he wrote.

Correctional Services spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo said a detailed incident report is to be provided at a later stage but what can be stated at this point is that inmate Walus is stable and DCS healthcare officials are providing the necessary care. 

The department further stated that stabbing and other disturbances were not warranted in a prison environment and said the incident would be investigated.

The incident comes as the Constitutional Court ordered that the Polish national be released on parole by the first week of December 2022 and he has been granted permanent residence by the Department of Home Affairs so he can finish serving his sentence in South Africa. Meanwhile, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Chris Hani’s widow, Limpho, are heading to the apex court to challenge his release. 

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