Clive Derby-Lewis' statement from prison that there was no hidden hand in the killing of Chris Hani, explicitly saying that President Thabo Mbeki had nothing to do with the death of his comrade, exposes the political immaturity of the current SACP leadership.
In mobilising people, Blade Nzimande, SACP secretary-general, has been insinuating that Hani's death was a plot that might involve even in the ANC.
The song, Mbeki Tell Them What Happened to Chris Hani, was mischievous and irresponsible. When delegates sang the song at the SACP conference, Nzimande and Kgalema Motlanthe did not try to stop it.
Interestingly, Advocate Jurg Prinsloo, once an MP for the Conservative Party, represented the Hani killers in court and is also representing Jacob Zuma in his defamation case against the media. Among ANC leaders only Zuma has visited the Hani killers.
He was not mandated by the ANC to visit them.
Relations between the Zuma camp and apartheid agents are not new. Schabir Shaik paid Gideon Niewoudt, who killed the Pebco Three, R40000 to lie to the Hefer Commission that Bulelani Ngcuka was a spy.
Is it not high time that the Zuma camp stopped sensationalising Hani's murder? It must also stop portraying Zuma as a victim of a political conspiracy.
He is the creator of his own downfall.
Lucky Xolo, Port Shepstone