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ANCYL inspired by Hani's 'fighting spirit'

2011-04-10 19:36

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is inspired by the fighting spirit of former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, the league said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement: "Inspired by the fighting and fearless spirit of Chris Hani, we will fight tirelessly for economic freedom in our lifetime, which means the total attainment of all freedom charter objectives.

"Chris Thembisile Hani was and will forever remain the most outstanding revolutionary, leader of the ANC, genuine Communist Party leader and commander of Umkhonto WeSizwe."

He said Hani would have been a "fearless leader" who did not fear imperialists, because he understood that the interests of imperialism did not coincide with those of the National Liberation Movement in South Africa.

Sunday marked the 18th anniversary of Hani's death.

Hani, who was also the chief of staff of ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, was shot dead on April 10 1993 - a year before the first democratic elections.

He was shot in the head as he climbed out of his car outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg, by Polish immigrant Janusz Walus, using a pistol lent to him by Derby-Lewis, a Conservative Party MP at the time.

Wreaths were laid at Hani's grave in Boksburg on Sunday to commemorate the 18th anniversary.

Liberation

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi said: "Once more we have come back here, as we will always do, to say we won't let you die...our dear general secretary, leading member of our glorious movement the ANC and our chief of staff.

"He must live on in our hearts and minds and in the way we live our lives and engage in the struggle for a better life for all, following in his footsteps.

"His life continues to inspire new generations of revolutionaries, a glittering example of a courageous revolutionary leader of his people, personifying the noblest principles and finest traditions of our liberation and socialist movement," Vavi said at the Thomas Nkobi cemetery.

He said Hani would be shocked that people were prepared to die "not in pursuit of the struggle for justice for all, but because they must be elected as councillors and mayors".

Vavi demanded that President Jacob Zuma investigate all allegations, and if any of them were found to be true, the person must not be redeployed but fired.

He said Hani would be "impressed" by the strides that the ANC had made in the "transformation of the lives" of many South Africans.

"We have one of the world's most democratic Constitutions, a Bill of Rights, and a Constitutional Court which checks that the laws and courts comply with that Constitution."

Meanwhile, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has declared April the "Chris Hani Month.



Comments
  • marco - 2011-04-10 19:48

    Quote:"Why is it that every time you can do something good in life,the "nice(Julius Malema)people" come in and mess you up? What is the deal with the South African black people and voters whereby the country in this day and age after 17 years of democracy South Africa is still effectively a one-party state.It's not that different from an allout Libyan style dictatorship or any other autocracy rule where in both these instances who ever rules the country wrongly thinks and believes they have unlimited and indefinite power and control.Why are black voters so hardup and stuck in a rut sticking with the ANC when common sense dictates that a two-party system in a nascent democracy is more viable and practical.Honest government naturally means less crime,corruption,more and better housing,more jobs. Still one wonders whether or not a DA rebirth by meiosis in the ANC Strongholds will ever succeed in South Africa.You need viable opposition that caters for vigorous debates to make any democracy,not just Western Governments,to flourish.Don't the majority of black people in South Afrca realize that?Instead year after year since '94 they go voting ANC as if they was sheep being herded to the final SLAUGHTERHOUSE.17 years man don't you people of colour know any other way of ruling by another party when cleary the ANC can't deliver on their empty promises they make?What ever happened to the notion of having a competitive democracy?If you vote just one way all the time where's the challenge?

      Yoni - 2011-04-10 20:28

      The electorate gets the government it deserves.

      Bob - 2011-04-11 11:20

      @Yoni, I see your other comment was removed by admin - the truth hurts.

      Yoni - 2011-04-11 19:04

      S'true Bob, but as you know: the truth is considered hate by those who hate the truth. It is clear from pictures Chris Hani had very small ears: a real sheep thief. I think the Boy Scouts probably stood a better chance to take over this country than those glorified terrorists. If I just look at the rate at which our road network is crumbling, I doubt that these backward buffoons would have routed the old SADF in a thousand years.

  • edu - 2011-04-10 19:57

    Besides Hani, another inspiration for the ANCYL seems to be the gravy train and lately the R808m gravy plane. And deployed comrade cadre Julias's juicy tenders... yammy!!

  • Steve Wonderboy - 2011-04-10 20:11

    I can tell them for free the answer for economic freedom. It is called hard work, not hand outs. Get a work ethic and you will see how quickly this country will come right.

      SĂȘ wie? - 2011-04-10 23:21

      Steve, you are so right!! Unfortunately the culture of demanding and getting has destroyed the dignity of our people. In order to get the power to rule, the anc has destroyed the people's dignity and values. Throwing out the baby with the bath water.

      Sinjoku - 2011-04-11 13:00

      @ Se wie, in order to have a functional Government they need to have values key word "values" very broad term yet needed in everything a person does in his / her life. Any organisation is nothing without values. A commodity is only a commodity if it has a value. Though I don't Believe the ANC went out to destroy this key determining factor in every follower. It certainly has become a by product as their lack of value has spread further down the food chain. Alas evil only begets evil. Sadly dignity is a by product created autonomously from people that have values and perform a service of value.

  • seajunior - 2011-04-10 20:29

    CHRIS HANI WAS A MURDERED, MURDERER!

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 09:19

      Oh really??? 10 inbred thumbs up??? WHOA!!! WHO DID HE MURDER??? Name one person, pretty please!!!

      Mordred - 2011-04-11 11:59

      BESIDES BEING BLACK, WHAT WAS THIS HANI GUY'S CLAIM TO FAME? JUST PLEASE DON'T TELL ME HE WAS ANOTHER SO-CALLED "FREEDOM FIGHTER".

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 12:34

      He was a FREEDOM FIGHTER, that's more than good enough, especially for you. On your marks...Get set...Thumbs down

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:15

      SiphovdMerwe. A freedom fighter you say. As a freedom fighter he got was coming to him. Live by the sword die by it .

  • Kevin - 2011-04-10 21:07

    The ANCYL inspired by "Chris Hani" has managed to produce leaders like Fikile Mbalula, Julius Malema and my all time favorite John Block the poster boy for ANC corruption.

  • cheetahh - 2011-04-10 21:15

    other countries have terrorism to worry about, well they are very lucky, because RSA have the ANCYL to worry about

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:16

      Well the anc is terrorists after all.

  • renesongs - 2011-04-10 21:32

    No folks that was not an earth tremor just Chris Hani rolling in his grave

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-10 21:59

    He said Hani would be "impressed" by the strides that the ANC had made in the "transformation of the lives" of many South Africans. This is not what my maid (house dometicated lady ) thinks and believes any more. In her opinin the lives of black people are more and more worse off under the African National Circus.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-10 22:00

    He said Hani would be "impressed" by the strides that the ANC had made in the "transformation of the lives" of many South Africans. This is not what my maid (house dometicated lady ) thinks and believes any more. In her opinin the lives of black people are more and more worse off under the African National Circus.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-10 22:00

    He said Hani would be "impressed" by the strides that the ANC had made in the "transformation of the lives" of many South Africans. This is not what my maid (house dometicated lady ) thinks and believes any more. In her opinin the lives of black people are more and more worse off under the African National Circus.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-10 22:00

    He said Hani would be "impressed" by the strides that the ANC had made in the "transformation of the lives" of many South Africans. This is not what my maid (house dometicated lady ) thinks and believes any more. In her opinin the lives of black people are more and more worse off under the African National Circus.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 09:17

      Believe your maid, you'll believe anything

  • v3 - 2011-04-11 00:34

    Pity that the ANCYL is not also inspired by Cde Hani's love of reading and education

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-04-11 04:25

    Somebody better tell the ANCYL: 1 The war is over 17 years ago 2.The milatant mindset is so 1970's Mozambique busgh camp and does not create jobs 3. Hani loved reading and education 4. We are 1 party state and yet to transition to full democracy once their is a change of power once.

      Sinjoku - 2011-04-11 13:02

      only the dead have seen the end of war -Plato

  • Jason - 2011-04-11 07:03

    Here is a thought...ACNYL came our and said we need to scrap Toll's all together. Tell me a few things why now why not before we installed all the toll structures or before the upgrades to the highways. Its a little late. Anyway it would seem the ANC and its youth league aren't singing off the same hym sheet. To me thats healthy you need some competition to and if comes from within it may just get a few people trying a little harder to make a difference

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 09:15

      The ANCYL is not the govt you moron. The govt need not consult with the youth league on anything. Do you even understand what you are saying? They did something? WHAT DID YOU DO?

      Mordred - 2011-04-11 12:04

      @ SiphovdMerwe - what did the ANCYL do? As far as I can see, they are a bunch of "SHEEP". All they do is follow Julius with not one of them having an idea of their own.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 12:31

      @Mordred, are you retarted??? Jason just said the ANCYL called for tolls to be scraped. Don't bore me wit your stupid questions.

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:20

      SiphovdMerwe. O, I here though the ancyl is the gov with the way they go about. And please thewy did nothing. FF+ and Afriform was the first to oppose the tolling and got and got the gov to review the rates. now you want to give credit to ancyl now.

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:23

      SiphovdMerwe. O, and here I though the ancyl is the gov with the way they go about. And please they did nothing as usual. FF+ and Afriform was the first to oppose the tolling and got the gov to review the rates. I was one of the people who signed the petition. now you want to give credit to ancyl now. So tell me sipho, what have you done except sit on your laxy back side and spend my tax monies. ancyl is about as usefull as a roll of toilet paper made of crap.

  • Paul - 2011-04-11 08:18

    chris hanie Was a terrorist....like all the others

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 09:16

      You are right, like all the other architects and beneficiaries of apartheid.

      Thangy - 2011-04-11 11:42

      Your terrorist is our freedom fighter

      Thangy - 2011-04-11 11:43

      Your terrorist is our freedom fighter

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:30

      SiphovdMerwe and thangy. shame it is all you lot have so take your freedom fighters and erect statues all around the country. a history that is 100 years old and freedom fighters with less balls than a 5 year girl(I mean you had to get the Chileans to fight for you that is how much courage you lot have). You lot are made of such good genes I trembling in my shoes. Do the rest of you know that the freedom fighters have actually cured aids and cancer , invented the first car running of nothing and have developed a tree that can grow money. They plan to plan a tree in every garden, except for that of the imperialists.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 14:00

      What are you on about dude? None of this makes sense, then again your intellect surpasses mine.

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 16:11

      SiphovdMerwe. I'm glad you are realising it.

  • Yasr - 2011-04-11 09:06

    "total attainment of all freedom charter objectives", is what you guys should have noted. By Hanis methods. I don't think any of you have ever read the ANCYL charter, I am of color, but even to me its some scary stuff. I am pretty sure that this will bring about the opposite of economic equality for all - in our lifetime, except for a Comrade or three.

  • SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 09:14

    These kids play "Counter Strike" and "Medal of Honor" and suddenly think they can take on the world from behind a keyboard. The battle is out there blockheads. South African youth brought your terrorist apartheid government down. Go surf or something, or watch Jackass 3D or something, we have a country to build after your folks messed it up.

      Born To Fish - 2011-04-11 11:47

      If it was not for Apartheid this country would have had nothing. Most of the roads you travel on everyday was constructed in the 1970's. Well I say most cause some of them has disappeared under the lack of maintenance. You also would not have the current state hospitals that we have. They where also constructed during those horrible times. And they where rated as some of the biggest and best in the world. Wonder why you would build hospitals to take care of the enemy? Weird?

      Michael - 2011-04-11 11:48

      Why don't you go educate yourself on whats really going on. Can you not see that people (black and white) are fed up with the ANC. They are criminals and if you defend them then you are no better. All you are doing is just making yourself look really stupid. Rather save the embarrassment and don't comment on anything here, you are clearly clueless. Stick to what you are good at, go trim the hedges.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 12:28

      I never saw a white man with a pick and a shovel in the 1970's

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:38

      hahaha. sa youth brought our terrorist apartheid government down you say. You lot couldn't even fight your own battle now you want to come talk crap. The black man did not bring down apartheid, not now not ever so face it. Easy when someone else does your work for you. But I guess it is in your nature. Need someone else to do your work, no intellect to think on your own so you fit into the anc mould nicely.

      The Observer - 2011-04-11 13:45

      Sipho.I never saw a white man with a pick and a shovel in the 1970's. You are so correct. We used our brains so invented forklifts.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 13:57

      a forklift for tilling the ground??? wow some brains you got

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-04-11 13:57

      a forklift for tilling the ground??? wow some brains you got

      Yoni - 2011-04-11 19:09

      @Sipho Spearchucker: You should be glad these kids are not conscripted to do national service anymore and just acting it out in a video game - or else you and your militant chums would've been relegated back to the Stone Age where you belong. But keep on pushing - history tends to repeat itself.

  • Charles Kane - 2011-04-11 09:15

    Chris Hani was was bright and he had integrity. ANCYL thugs insult him by using his name. He would have hated Julius.

      Thangy - 2011-04-11 11:41

      True!!

  • AnanseYoYo - 2011-04-11 10:30

    Dude wake-up! You are part of the ruling party, yet you still want to fight for freedom. You are trapped in negativity. You and your party should rather endeavour to come up with at least one plan to benefit SA. You cannot continue to spew negativity, hatred and violence! Be a better man - get some form of vision for the future. Try to be someone your fellow South Africans (of all ethnic groups) can respect - at least to some degree.

  • onetickie - 2011-04-11 12:35

    Perhaps its time the youth league were made to put their money where their mouth is: if they're inspired by hani's fighting spirit, then put these youth league leaders in a boxing ring, bring on some boxing champions and lets see what happens ...........

  • onetickie - 2011-04-11 12:37

    Perhaps its time the youth league were made to put their money where their mouth is: if they're inspired by hani's fighting spirit, then put these youth league leaders in a boxing ring, bring on some boxing champions and lets see what happens ...........

  • Stanley Black - 2011-06-17 15:13

    Stories like this one are issues that affect every South African. As a result I feel the best way to deal with them is with the sharing of opinion and thereafter the debate of said opinion. In the spirit of us we have created an opinion and debate site called WECANDOBETTER.CO.ZA. Submitting articles is easy and requires no registration. The forum system is just as easy to use and you can sign in as a guest or use your TWITTER or FACEBOOK accounts to log into it

  • Johan van Rensburg - 2011-06-17 17:19

    Hani's spirit is busy fighting in hell. So, just leave him out of your propaganda.

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