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'Thugs stole ANC' - Hani daughter

By IYA BOYA | Apr 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 126 ]

THE eldest daughter of slain South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani has launched a scathing attack on the ANC, saying the party has been hijacked by unscrupulous and corrupt thugs.

Speaking exactly 19 years after her father was murdered, Cleopatra Hani likened her father to Moses and Black Consciousness Movement founder Steve Biko.

Had her father been alive today, South Africa would be a different country, she said.

“The problem with this country is the corruption that we need to move away from. 

“The ANC has been stolen from the people by thugs, and the real people of the ANC are those on the streets with nothing.  There are .. puppets in the ANC whom I have no ear to listen to.

“If my father were still alive, he would not be happy with this state of affairs,” said Hani.

She was in East London remembering the day her father, a former chief of staff of Umkhonto weSizwe,  was assassinated outside their Boksburg home on April 10, 1993.  Cleopatra said she felt nothing for killers Janusz Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis.

“My father was a man of action. He was  loving, caring and he was revolutionary. If  my father were still alive, things would have  been different, very different,” she said.

“I am not ashamed of what I am saying. What happened in Polokwane was wrong  because we look stupid. Today we want  [President Jacob] Zuma then the next day  we do not want Zuma. We love the ANC but  the problem is greed for power, money and  positions,” she said referring to the watershed elective conference that saw Zuma wrestle power from his predecessor Thabo Mbeki in 2007.

ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane said the ANC would not defend  itself from Hani’s assertions.

Source: Daily Dispatch

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COMMENTS [ 126 ]

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very very true!

Apr 12, 2012 8:4 | 0 replies

Tsope. Nobody is saying that the ANC = SACP, you silly man. I am saying, and you can go and check this for yourself as I am not going to waste more thinking on you, that there was a period in which many held membership of both parties. How is this so hard to grasp? Enough of this sh!~t now, Don't bother to respond.

Apr 12, 2012 8:51 | 0 replies

@Lindsay

Alliance has nothing to do with one party "joining" the other party in agreement or friendship or marrage with.

Apr 12, 2012 8:51 | 0 replies

Someone please help this poor lost soul. I give up. No cure for determined blindness.

Apr 12, 2012 8:52 | 0 replies

ANC not = The Tri-Aparthied Alliance

But The Tri-Aparthied Alliance = ANC plus Two groupies

Apr 12, 2012 8:55 | 0 replies

She is wearing Zebra colours, is she Chiefs?

Apr 12, 2012 9:2 | 0 replies

Ask Gatsha Buthelezi, he will tell you that hanging-around with ANC while exile does not mean you are an ANC member.

Apr 12, 2012 9:3 | 0 replies

Tsope you name sounds like 80's kwaito songs ari-tsope, tsope, tsope

you are really emotional about your homeboy Zoooommer ari-tsope, tsope, tsope, tsope!!!

Apr 12, 2012 9:3 | 0 replies

Tsope. We're not talking about Gatsha, are we?" We're talking about Hani. Do your effing homework, and stop repeating the same irrelevant chirp.

Apr 12, 2012 9:5 | 0 replies

She could have just expressed her views as a citizen with a better platform instead of adding her father in the mix of the scuffle, Hani was no saint, he was SACP and not ANC, I personally do not believe Hani died in the same vain Biko did, I would not compare the two any day.

Apr 12, 2012 9:7 | 0 replies

@Tsope'

I suspect you were born in 1995, if so you won't know certain things about the ANC & SACP. The then NP sent delegation to Lusaka in 1987 to meet with ANC in a view to negotiate end of the armed struggle due to the international pressure exerted to the then SA government. Among the ANC 6 NEC members that met with the SA goverment delegation, OR Tambo & Chris Hani were there, Tambo unequivocally stated that the then NEC six members constitute of SACP members however they are ANC first and SACP after.

Apr 12, 2012 9:14 | 0 replies