Nzimande to deliver keynote address at the commemoration of Chris Hani’s death

Blade Nzimande
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South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande will deliver a keynote address at the 29th Annual commemoration of the death of SACP General-Secretary Chris Hani. The event will be held at the Thomas Nkobi Memorial park in Boksburg east of Johannesburg.

Today marks 29-years since Hani was murdered by Polish immigrant Janus Walus outside his home in Dawn park in Boksburg. Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis were sentenced to life imprisonment for Hani’s murder.

SACP alliance partners the African National Congress (ANC) and Cosatu are expected to be part of the commemorative event.

SACP Central Committee member for communication and media relations, Dr Alex Mashilo says, “To this day, it is not known who took the murder weapon for them from the military armoury and whose hand…. by who was it conveyed to its final destination where it was used by Janus Walus to steal the life of Chris Hani in cold blood when he assassinated him working with his co-conspirator Clive Derby-Lewis.”