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Twenty-four years later the legacy of Chris Hani lives on!

Twenty-four years later the legacy of Chris Hani lives on!

PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LEAD HANI'S WREATH LAYING CEREMONY, MINISTER GIGABA TO DELIVER MEMORIAL LECTURER

This year marks the 24th anniversary since the brutal murder of freedom fighter, Activist and General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, Comrade Chris Hani.

To pay tribute to the anti-apartheid struggle, the City of Ekurhuleni will pay respects through various programmes for the entire month. Hani unashamedly spoke against socio-economic injustices and the perennial marginalization of the majority. To pay tribute, the City continues to deliver services providing decent housing, primary health care and working tirelessly to alleviate hunger. There three H's (Hunger, Health, Housing), have always been Chris Hani's primary issues.

This month starting with the wreath laying ceremony and memorial lecture on Monday, the City will roll out a number of programmes in his memory.

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Jacob Zuma will on Monday the 10th of April lead the commemorative ceremony of wreath laying to honour the life and times of struggle icon comrade Chris Hani, at the Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park in Boksburg.

Hani was assassinated on the 10th April 1993 outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg.

Subsequent to the wreath laying ceremony in the evening, Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba will deliver a memorial lecture narrating the life of Chris Hani at the Boksburg Civic Centre.

Details of the wreath laying ceremony are as follows:

Date: Monday, 10 April, 2017

Time: 10:00

Venue: Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park (Boksburg)

Details of the memorial lecture are as follows:

Date: Monday, 10 April, 2017

Time: 18:00

Venue: Boksburg Civic Centre


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