[PHOTO ESSAY] Remembering Chris Hani

Today marks 24 years (10 April 1993) since the assassination of struggle stalwart Chris Hani. Born Martin Thembisile Hani, he was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

Early last week, Chris Hani’s daughter, Lindiwe Hani released a book titles Being Chris Hani’s Daughter, in which she shares intimate recollections of the 12 years she spent with her father, also opening up about how his untimely death shook the Hani family.

We remember Chris Hani in pictures through some of the highlights in his life.

Secretary General of South African Communist Party (SACP) Chris Hani (L)
and former secretary general Joe Slovo (R) walk together in Soweto on
December 07, 1991. Photo: AFP Photo / Walter Dhladhla

Chris Hani inspect Mk soldiers at an MK rally held at Langa Stadium,Cape
Town,1991. Picture by www.sahistory.org.za.

Chris Hani with President Jacob Zuma. Picture by @MsibiT01 on twitter.

April 1991. Thokoza, South Africa. Charismatic ANC military leader, Chris Hani, appeals to township supporters for an end to violence and to the factional killing, in the run up to first all-race elections.

 

A day forever engraved into the history of South Africa, Chris Hani’s funeral.

April 18, 1993. Soweto, South Africa. Guerillas of the ANC’s military wing, the M.K., carry the coffin of assassinated ANC military chief, Chris Hani, at his funeral

 

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