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HANI, Chris

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An SACP, MK and ANC leader who was shot dead in the driveway of his home in Dawnpark, Boksburg, Transvaal, on 10 April 1993. Political protests and conflict broke out in towns across the country following the assassination and funeral. The two perpetrators, a Polish far right-wing immigrant and a former member of the Conservative Party, were refused amnesty for the killing (AC/1999/0172).

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... on the amnesty process with reference to the Eugene de Kock, and Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus application for the assassination of Chris Hani. The final segment provides some background on Alexandra township and we hear evidence from residents on the 1986 Six Day War in Alex. Included ...
Chris Hani, son of a Transkei migrant worker, Fort Hare University graduate at 19, a man who spoke with passion about both Shakespeare and socialism, a man whose coming of age at 21 involved skipping the country to join the exiled ANC. One of the very first to respond to the ANC’s call to arms in ...
Intelligence, Gerrie Hugo; leader of the former Ciskei, Brigadier Oupa Gqozo and Ronnie Kasrils, who headed the march into Bisho with the late Chris Hani. The episode includes a segment on the amnesty applications of the Van Straaten brothers (heard in Potchefstroom, 9 to 12 September) who argue ...
I visited the Hani family two weeks later and met 12 year old Lindiwe. // Your mom said that you knew my name. // Ja, but I didn’t hear what happened. // Oh, about my dad? // He was shot in 1978 when I was thirteen and he was killed in our house. A bit like your dad. Were you here? // No. // ...
A week into my journey, Chris Hani, a senior ANC official was assassinated. He was shot down in his drive way in front of his 14 year old daughter, Nomakwesi. It was a terrifying indication that assassination continues to be used as a political weapon in South Africa. // ‘It was consistent with ...
Prophetic words by South African Communist Party leader, Chris Hani just a year before Polish immigrant Janusz Walus shot and killed him in his driveway in April 1993. It was the third major assassination attempt on Hani’s life. He was the right wing’s enemy number one and was generally ...
Two right wingers killed Chris Hani in 1993, Janusz Walus and Clive-Derby Lewis. They are in jail for this murder, but now they want amnesty from the Truth Commission because they say they had a political motive. Their amnesty application is scheduled to start in Benoni on Tuesday. His killers say ...
The same is not true of the killers of Chris Hani, Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus. According to the Truth Commission Act they should get amnesty if they confess all, including the possibility of a larger conspiracy and can prove a clear political motive inside the context of a political party ...
... just north of Pretoria in fact, where the Amnesty Committee continued its hearing into the 1993 assassination of Communist Party leader Chris Hani. If the flamboyant figure of Madikizela-Mandela loomed large in Mayfair, the dowdy, bespectacled Gaye Derby-Lewis – wife of Clive Derby-Lewis ...
generation. Tonight we deal with two such leaders and both were murdered before they could play the role they were destined to, Steve Biko and Chris Hani. Biko’s death at the hands of policemen came up during the special Truth Commission hearings about doctors and nurses this week, because ...
Dawn Park, Easter Saturday, 1993; Chris Hani, the man who many thought would someday become president of South Africa lies dead in the drive way of his home. The country is plunged into mourning, anger and fear. There are whispers of a race war and a tremor runs through the tenuous negotiation ...
Perhaps the most high profile and dramatic amnesty hearing was that of the killers of Chris Hani. From their cells in Pretoria Central prison the English speaking Afrikaner and the Polish immigrant came to face four weeks of gruelling cross examination.
But across the country the youth, particularly the black youth, rampaged through cities giving vent to their anger. // Nine days after Chris Hani’s slain a mass funeral is held in a Johannesburg stadium. Thousands come to pay their last respects. Millions more watch the funeral live on ...
In some parts of South Africa our movements are just as good as banned and in this part of South Africa there’s autocratic rule, there’s tyranny and Ciskei probably is an example of the worst tyranny in our country.
The only way of understanding the suspension of armed operation, comrade Sisulu has gone further to explain, that it means that we are not going to take initiative, but we are going to defend ourselves if we are attacked.
Another unique feature of our amnesty process is that perpetrators are not required to show remorse or ask forgiveness to qualify for amnesty. // My impression was that an apology was not necessary and not part of the whole function of this Committee.
This is a matter of concern to the entire leadership of the ANC. Our people are being killed and violence is escalating. There’s been a loud outcry from our people for arms and for the setting up of self defence units. The National Executive Committee is looking into this issue.
We can’t accept people’s calling for war, I mean I don’t accept what the PAC is saying about the year of Great Storms, because I feel that we have achieved something in this country where those oppressors in the past are actually talking to us and are showing readiness to negotiate for ...
... to affect a counter-revolution and to take over part of the country. That was the whole object and I mean that’s why a man like the late Chris Hani had to be the target, because imagine if we targeted anyone else, anyone else, there was no one that had the sort of following that the late ...
... have to be sorry. No one has reminded us more sharply of that than Clive Derby-Lewis when he applied last year for amnesty for the murder of Chris ...
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