Hani's house nominated as a provincial heritage site

2018-04-05 21:51
A poster with Chris Hani. (File, AFP)

A poster with Chris Hani. (File, AFP)

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Ahead of the 25th anniversary of struggle hero Chris Hani’s death next week, the City of Ekurhuleni has scheduled a month full of activities to celebrate his life.

"Chris Hani, renowned for his fearlessness and impeccable leadership qualities, led the anti-apartheid struggle until his assassination on April 10, 1993, outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg," said Ekurhuleni spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

"To pay tribute to him for his selfless contribution to the liberation of the oppressed masses, the City will roll out a programme to champion the ideals for which he stood."

Gadebe said the City had nominated Hani’s old house as a heritage side with the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority. This follows on the announcement in 2016 that Hani’s house would become a museum.

In March last year, Hani’s grave, and the Chris Hani Memorial and Walk of Remembrance were declared National Heritage sites.

Other tributes to the late South African Communist Party (SACP) leader include the Freedom of the City conferred on Hani in November 2006, and April being declared Chris Hani Month.

Gadebe said the City planned a wreath-laying ceremony on April 10, the day of Hani’s murder, and expected government leaders, political leaders, the community and members of the Hani family to attend.

This will be followed by a memorial lecture on Hani’s life and times at the Boksburg Civic Centre, with a photographic exhibition planned at the Springs Art Gallery.

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