South Africa’s justice ministry has confirmed that the man who killed the South African anti-apartheid hero, Chris Hani, has been released on parole.
Last month’s decision by the constitutional court to free Janusz Walus drew widespread criticism in South Africa.
Mr Hani’s widow described it as diabolical.
The hugely popular senior member of the ANC’s military wing was shot dead in 1993.
The murder was a failed attempt to stop the country changing from white minority rule to democratic rule.
Last week Mr Walus received treatment in a prison hospital after he was stabbed by a fellow inmate.