Remembering Chris Hani today marks 24 years of his Death


Monday marks the 24th anniversary of Chris Hani’s death.

The struggle icon was gunned down by white nationalists outside his Boksburg home in the run up to the country’s first democratic elections.

Polish immigrant and anti-communist Janusz Waluś shot Hani while he was walking home from a morning jog.


Chris Hani remembered

Clive Derby-Lewis, a Conservative Party MP at the time, was arrested as an accomplice for lending Waluś his gun.

Hani’s death marked a turning point in the country’s turbulent political climate of the time as a civil war threatened to erupt.

President Jacob Zuma will lead a wreath-laying ceremony in Boksburg on Monday morning.

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