Zuma remembers Hani

2015-04-10 14:07
(Ahmed Areff, News24)

(Ahmed Areff, News24)

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Boksburg - President Jacob Zuma commemorated the 22nd anniversary of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani's assassination in Boksburg on Friday.

Hani, chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MKMVA)‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress was assassinated on this day in 1993.

Zuma participated in a wreath laying ceremony along with family and representatives of the MKMVA, Sanco Cosatu, SACP and the ANC.

Zuma unveiled the Chris Hani Memorial Monument plaque before taking a tour of remembrance.

He was accompanied by SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and Limpho Hani, Chris Hani's widow.

Limpho Hani took to the podium with the vibrant crowd and sang struggle songs.

She lambasted the media for reporting wrongly about family matters and the country's leaders.

Limpho Hani said journalists had been irresponsible in their reporting that Hani fathered a child outside of wedlock.

She said she had employed a private investigator to look into these allegations and found it held no water.

Hani also came to Zuma’s defence saying the attacks on the president were an attack on the ANC collective.

"The attacks have everything to do with the values and principles of our movement," she said.

"It has everything to do with the president's decision to create black industrialists and to empower black business."

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