South African Communist Party

In pursuit of justice for the martyrs of our liberation struggle Today, 10 April 2021 marks the 28th year since our SACP General Secretary and member of the ANC National Executive Committee comrade Chris Hani was assassinated, on 10 April 1993. Hani was a former Chief of Staff of the joint ANC and SACP liberation army, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), founded on 16 December 1961. He joined the MK shortly after its founding, in 1962. Hani was a disciplined combatant and commander of the MK. He took part in, and led, serious military campaigns for freedom. It was when he was 15, in 1957, that he joined the struggle for liberation, first through the ANC Youth League. Four years later, in 1961, Hani joined the SACP, underground. The Communist Party had been banned, in 1950, and it could only organise in underground conditions, and later in exile. The selection criteria for…

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SACP statement on the 28th Annual Chris Hani Commemoration delivered by the SACP General Secretary Dr Blade Nzimande