South Africa court orders parole for killer of anti-apartheid hero.

South Africa’s top court has ordered the release on parole of a Polish immigrant who shot dead a prominent anti-apartheid hero in 1993 a death that nearly sparked a civil war.

Mr. Janusz Walus, who is 69 years old, has served nearly three decades of a life sentence for the murder, which took South Africa to the brink of a race war as negotiations to end apartheid entered their final phase.

Mr. Walus killed Chris Hani, a popular leader of the Communist Party, one year before South Africa’s first multi-racial elections.

Constitutionalist Court judge Chief Justice Raymond Zondo ordered the Justice Minister to place Walus on parole on such terms and conditions as he may deem appropriate.