Reopen inquest into Hani's death - YCLSA

2013-04-10 14:30

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA) has called on President Jacob Zuma to reopen the inquest into the death of slain SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani.

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hani's assassination on Wednesday, the YCLSA also said Hani's killers should not be granted parole.

Hani, who was also chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), was assassinated outside his house in Boksburg on 10 April 1993 by Polish right-winger 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," YCLSA spokesperson Khaya Xaba said in a statement.

It was reported this week that the 77-year-old Derby-Lewis, who has been diagnosed with hypertension and cancer, has been denied medical parole. He was also denied medical parole in 2011.

"It is with great heaviness that we feel the passing of our leader and this does not grow easier as time elapses," the YCLSA said.

It said it would do a "frank assessment" of some of the most pressing South African issues for which Hani had fought.

"We, as the progressive youth movement of the left have the task of imparting [Hani's] spirit and legacy to the 'born frees'," said Xaba.

"This needs to translate into the urgent practical reality of shaping a generation committed to education, liberation from racial and economic discrimination and able to reject rampant materialism."

The "born frees" refer to those South Africans born since the demise of apartheid.

  • Strikeback Strikeback - 2013-04-10 14:37

    Why should the inquest be re-opened? Has he been killed again?

      warren-rodel - 2013-04-10 15:22

      They can't, especially if the ANC might have been part of his death.

      Carel Hayden - 2013-04-10 15:30

      Two farm attacks in the Freestate in the last two days went down without being in the news...

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-10 15:45

      Yes why? And if they do, could they also reopen the arms deal disgrace; the secret tapes; .......etc Come on, if we can open up one side of the can why not both sides?

      Philip - 2013-04-10 16:46

      Muck raking commies.

  • Abdullah Omar Muligite - 2013-04-10 14:42

    What don't sacp ask tambo mbeki about who killed chris Hani? Thabo mboki knows very well about the death of chris hani.

  • Abdullah Omar Muligite - 2013-04-10 14:51

    It is clear that thabo mbeki and other anc leaders collaborated to kill Chris Hani. Therefore let us not play the game about that issue.

      Papapipo Mzapi - 2013-04-10 15:44

      u should hav gone 2 the trc with that information

  • Lehlohonolo Craig Ponoane - 2013-04-10 14:52

    what do these young idiots want now . where are they even from ?? nee man julle moet reg kom jong

  • Tshepo Molale - 2013-04-10 14:53

    i thought this matter went through TRC already, what more inquest are u guys looking for? submit spy tapes to the judge pls

  • Lukas Malherbe - 2013-04-10 14:58

    i think it is a good idea..imagine it comes to light that blokes in the ANC are behind Hani's death???

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-10 15:00

    As chief of staff of MK, Hani was personally responsible for the death of thousands. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.

  • Michiel Oberholzer - 2013-04-10 15:04

    The only logical reason why anybody would dig in the past is The Anti Christ. How many people black and white have died to unfairness in this country? Should we investigate all their deaths. We are brothers and sisters, black white whomever you are. If I touch a stove and it burns me, would I touch it again, just insanity. God himself taught us not to dwell in the past. Our power does not lie there, it lies in the moment. If I spend my life re living the past I will go crazy. I have made mistakes. I think we all have. But I should stop pointing out others mistakes but rather fix my own first. That`s why we are on this planet on not yet in heaven. We all have to learn how to love each other, our planet and everything in it. Our country is in crisis. The only way to fix it is through discipline and respect and love will flow out as a result. Any death be it fair or unfair is tragic, we know all know that. But God has His own plan with us all. He is a fair God and I trust in His justice. I cannot judge nor will I ever. I have to work on me, find peace, love and forgiveness within me before I can help anyone else. For those who live in the past, I really feel sorry for you. You must be in so much pain. For any family that has lost somebody due to whatever reason, my prayers are with you. God is King, God is Love

      shannon.moffett.9 - 2013-04-10 15:32

      Who is this god chappie you talk about?

      Cane Corso - 2013-04-10 15:40

      As far as I can recall, your God made people sin through Lucifer, then cursed them with death and eternal damnation. Whatever pal.

      Mark Singh Singh - 2013-04-10 16:18

      Well said Michiel. Only God can unite this country if people just give Him the chance.

  • Lois Lloyd - 2013-04-10 15:05

    Communism is absolutely deader than dead - who is going to tell them?

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-10 15:51

      Why tell them? It's so damn amusing watching them exude this self importance and pompous attitude, all for a cause that most powers around the world agree is flawed to the core to say the least. Nha - leave them be, it's like a little side show to amuse us from time to time. Something to take our minds off the tragedy that Zuma is creating in flushing us further and further down the sewage pipe day after day.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-10 15:05

    We want a commission of inquiry as to why Mbeki and 30 top cadres never testified at the TRC, yet applied for and received blanket amnesty.

      Papapipo Mzapi - 2013-04-10 15:41

      did de klerk apply

      Cane Corso - 2013-04-10 16:02

      Papapino. Actually he did.

  • Gift Mogiftana - 2013-04-10 15:06

    Open an inquest at who's expense..taxpayer again??

  • Willie Howell - 2013-04-10 15:06

    With so much focus on the past how can these people ever be expected to move on....they are stuck in the stone age!!!

      Kaya Dada - 2013-04-10 15:12

      Willie if your father were murdered like that wouldnt you want answers? No man! Dont be an insensitive fool.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2013-04-10 15:18

      Kaya, No! It's 20 years after the fact, this just publicity stunt - if it wasn't the day he died, do you think they'd be saying the same thing? These scavengers are looking for limelight making ZIP contribution to service delivery. Wake up and smell the propaganda!

      warren-rodel - 2013-04-10 15:25

      Kaya, don't forget that there are worse types of murder here in this country now everyday, how can anyone be so sensitive? Are you an illegal alien?

      Willie Howell - 2013-04-10 15:53

      Dear Kaya, my philosphy is simple never argue with a fool, because he/she will bring you down to his/her level and beat you with experience!!!for this reason I take your statement as void!!!

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-04-10 16:12

      @ Kaya - as far as I know Hani didn't father the whole YCLSA. His daughter is actually very sensible and thinks that her father wouldn't be very happy with the anc.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-10 15:12

    YCLSA wants to reject rampant materialism. Eh!? Then tell Blade to give back his R1mill BMW and mansion. You warra-warra about education. Your own Blade helped impose the dumb down OBE. You people are daft beyond stupid.

  • Cj Venter - 2013-04-10 15:35

    i wanted to comment, but like this article it would just be a waste of time :D

      Mark Singh Singh - 2013-04-10 16:20

      but you did comment!

  • Bernard Heritage - 2013-04-10 15:45

    Can you people not move on? Do you need to dewll in the past forever? You will never move forward if you are always wanting to go back, get over it, what is done is done, move on.

      WildCatSal - 2013-12-17 13:55

      Agree, wish they would focus on more pressing matters such as education, medical, housing, root out corruption etc. That is WHY I pay tax. Use it wisely please!

  • Mzwandile Jola Dlamanzi - 2013-04-10 15:51

    Classical example of cheap politiking, you wait for his day and you say that. Tommorow, get back to business. Mxm

  • Zelda Dickson - 2013-04-10 15:51

    Are they nuts. After 20 years. What did he do for the country. All he did was make the ruling party rich and the rst stayed poor except for the people in their back pockets. There is more killing in this country and apartheid than there has ever been.

  • Warren Obie Rasman - 2013-04-10 15:53

    The ANC was behind it with the support of the former Regime remember communism was the enemy then n now cos the was not gonna too much bribery

      Alexandra Edwards - 2013-04-10 16:15

      If I can remember Winnie Mandela said the only one's to benifit from Hani's death were the ANC themselves.

  • Nokukhanya Ngcongo - 2013-04-10 15:54

    Of oz thy shudnt get parole thy shud rot in jail! Thy took away a father, a brother & freedom fighter! Hani's killers do not hv a space in our society!

  • Joshua van Vuren - 2013-04-10 15:54

    Whites are not 'born frees' after 1990-they are subjugated under the ANC oppressed and anti white laws - BEE, Transformation, Equity Bill making whites second class citizens-by the ANC;for the ANC and because of the ANC.

      Zimbiri - 2014-04-11 11:37

      You think the current state of the country is oppression of the white man? You should ashamed of yourself. By the look of this if you would have it your way you would turn back the hands of time right?

  • Dyllon Symington - 2013-04-10 15:54

    Reopen inquest into Jesus' death too!!!

      Masilo Mafa - 2013-04-10 17:12

      All these inquests and commissions are indeed a waste of money since no one is held accountable at the end. #marikana will be a perfect example of this

  • Puleng Mabuya - 2013-04-10 15:55

    opening a new investigation would be a waste of taxpayers money.millions will be given to a PI company wich is owned by an ANC official. on court,after 2 mnths the culprits will be given medical parole.

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2013-04-10 15:55


  • Ann Padoa - 2013-04-10 15:59

    Concentrate on what is going on in this corrupt country today, not what happened twenty years ago. Fools.

      WildCatSal - 2013-12-17 13:58

      Yeah...! Someone with a thinking brain.

  • Clint Hufkie - 2013-04-10 16:01

    We need to let go of the past, learn from it, move forward..there are more pressing issues here, unemployment, corruption and poverty..people are suffering at present, it is the NOW that counts. We are holding ourselves back by constantly making reference to the past. Apartheid was abolished, that was the fight, the fight was won....move on.

  • Stewpid Moontwo - 2013-04-10 16:25

    While you doing that also reopen fraud against JZ and Arms deal and and

      WildCatSal - 2013-12-17 13:58

      Even better!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-04-10 16:27

    White people must remember to teach our children about our history. They make a hero out of people like Hani in school. Let your children know the truth that he was a terrorist and a communist.

      Wanda Lee Coetzer - 2013-04-10 18:18

      Agree !

  • Bradley Stewart - 2013-04-10 16:27

    It's over guys, you won. Move on!

  • Jannie Visagie - 2013-04-10 16:45

    Yes I do teach them why Africa is in such a state and not to beg and steal and murder

  • Nettie Potgieter - 2013-04-10 17:10

    If they want a inquest it should be run by the FFplus if you really want the truth. If Darby-Levis come out with the truth it might not be what thet want to hear. That is to say if he know who was behind the plot. Maybe he realy only supply tye gun not knowing who realy wanted Hani killed.

  • Carl De Beer - 2013-04-10 17:13

    Another "plaster" to cover up South Africa's "current" cancerous wound.

      WildCatSal - 2013-12-17 14:00

      Its now becoming a full body cast!

  • Gerrit Goosen - 2013-04-10 18:56

    You are phoken mad

  • Paul Pregnolato - 2013-04-10 19:45

    I'm trying to think who is tackier and more worthy of opprobrium for their revolting ideology and policies: the YCLSA or NAMBLA?

  • Trevor Dale - 2013-04-10 19:54

    Please help us, the ycl is utterly clueless, Derby - Lewis collaborated with Januz to kill Hani, there you go, mystery solved and Zuma spared the burden of having to figure it out!

  • Seun Mogotji - 2013-04-10 20:29

    If they want a inquest it should be run by the FFplus if you really want the truth. If Darby-Levis come out with the truth it might not be what thet want to hear. That is to say if he know who was behind the plot. Maybe he realy only supply tye gun not knowing who realy wanted Hani killed.

  • Altus Kirsten - 2013-04-10 23:11

    Who is Hani?

  • Zimbiri - 2014-04-11 11:32

    even comments are bordered in colour lines. A lot ought to be done to get through this. White defending white and black defending black ought to seize for the hatred you still hold will just hold us back as the country. I for one do believe that an investigation ought to be re-opened on who were the masterminds of the assassination, those are the true criminals.

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