- SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande says the entire truth about Chris Hani’s assassination is yet to be revealed
- He was speaking at the 25th anniversary of Hani’s assassination in Ekhurhuleni on Tuesday.
- Nzimande said Hani’s killer, Janusz Walus, should rot in jail because he has never been truthful about the assassination
South African Communist Party (SACP) general-secretary Blade Nzimande says Chris Hani’s killer, Janusz Walus, must continue to rot in jail.
Nzimande was speaking at the 25th anniversary of Hani’s assassination in Ekhurhuleni on Tuesday. He said the entire truth about Hani’s killing is yet to be revealed by Walus.
"Janus Walus the convicted murderer who pull the trigger on comrade Chris is still in prison and we want to say as the SACP he must stay in jail not because we are evil people. As the SACP just like the Hani family all we want is the truth," said Nzimande
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nzimande has recommitted the SACP to finding the entire truth behind Hani’s 1993 killing.
"There are too many things that never came together in their story to the TRC that is why the TRC did not grant them amnesty. We still want the whole truth and we will never rest until we get the whole truth," he said
Chris Hani was shot outside his home on 10 April 1993. The assassination very nearly caused the fragile peace process which was being hammered out between the ANC and the ruling apartheid government to collapse.
Walus had intended to spark a race war, but in the end, his actions sped up negotiations between the ANC and the apartheid government.
Just seven weeks after Hani’s assassination, negotiators from both sides agreed that South Africa would hold its first ever non-racial democratic election on 27 April 1994.
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