Nzimande: Tell the truth about Hani

2013-04-10 13:24
Blade Nzimande (Picture: Beeld)

Blade Nzimande (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Those who killed Chris Hani must tell the truth about who else was involved in the crime or they should rot in jail, SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Wednesday.

"We don't want this to happen again," Nzimande said at the wreath-laying ceremony for Hani at the Thomas Titus Nkobi Memorial Park in Elspark, east of Johannesburg.

Hani, who was SACP general secretary and chief of staff of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), was assassinated outside his house in Boksburg on 10 April 1993.

The ANC, the SACP and Cosatu commemorated the 20th anniversary of Hani's death on Wednesday.

Nzimande lashed out at the media for its reporting on Hani.

"The media is praising comrade Chris, [yet] this is the same media that was demonising him when he died," he said to loud applause.

"They are praising him today because he is dead. They do it to condemn the current leadership of the SACP," said Nzimande.

Hani was shot dead by Polish assassin Janusz Walus with a gun arranged by right-winger Clive Derby-Lewis.

They were both sentenced to death, but this was commuted to life in prison when the death penalty was abolished.

"Parole should not be considered until [Derby-Lewis] tells the nation who he collaborated with in the assassination of Hani," Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) spokesperson Khaya Xaba said in a statement earlier on Wednesday.

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