Ekurhuleni Celebrates Chris Hani’s Legacy
The City of Ekurhuleni has scheduled month-long activities to celebrate the life of Chris Hani and the ideals he stood for. These ideals include the provision of decent housing, primary health care and alleviation of hunger.
Chris Hani, renowned for his impeccable leadership qualities and relentless pursuit of freedom for all South Africans, led the anti-apartheid struggle until his assassination on 10 April 1993 outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg.
The City conferred the Freedom of the City to Chris Hani posthumously in November 2006 and declared April, the month in which he died, the Chris Hani Month.
To kick-start the month long activities, school-going learners will take turns on stage to debate and deliberate on Chris Hani’s ideals starting from Thursday, 4 April to 6 Saturday at Boksburg Civic Centre. On Sunday, 7 April, learners will present their declarations on the debate to the Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina at Alberton Civic Centre.
On Wednesday, 10 April, the City will convene a wreath-laying ceremony to be attended by government leaders, political leaders, the community and the Hani family at the Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park in Boksburg, where Hani’s grave, his Memorial and Walk of Remembrance sites are situated.
This will be followed by a memorial lecture on Chris Hani’s life and times at the Boksburg Civic Centre the same day.
The Chris Hani Photographic Exhibition, depicting the life of Chris Hani will be opened for public viewing free of charge at the Springs Art Gallery from 13 April to 29 June, from 09h00 to 16h30 during weekdays, while it will be open from 08:00 to 12:00 during weekends.