Janusz Walus, the far-right gunman who killed South Africa’s Apartheid hero, Chris Hani has been stabbed in Prison.
Officials of the Prison says he was stabbed by another prisoner and that he is in a stable condition.
This happened days before he was due to be released on parole after nearly 30 years in jail.
In a statement, the prison department describes the incident as unfortunate and noted that health officials were providing him with necessary care.
The attack came after a monument in honour of Mr Hani was vandalised on Saturday at the cemetery where he is buried.
The governing African National Congress (ANC) and its allies described the incident as a “provocative attack”, and “tantamount to a continuation of Chris Hani’s assassination in the grave”.
Walus killed Mr Hani outside his home in April 1993 by shooting him at point-blank range.
Walus was arrested and sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted to life after South Africa abolished the death penalty.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu