Clive Derby-Lewis (cont)
It was quickly established that Derby-Lewis, who was serving as the Shadow Minister for Economic Affairs for the Conservative Party of South Africa at the time, was involved in the murder as he had given Waluś a modified Z88 9 mm pistol to commit the crime. On October 1993, Derby-Lewis was convicted of conspiracy to murder and sentenced to death for his role in the assassination. However, he would not pay for this crime with his life as just two later the death penalty was abolished in South Africa.
He would eventually admit his involvement in the murder of Chris Hani, saying that his actions were motivated “in defense of my people, who were threatened with a Communist take-over.” He was repeatedly denied parole after he began applying in 2010, but would eventually be released from prison in June 2015 after serving 22 years, due to terminal lung cancer. He would die just over a year later.