Ekurhuleni celebrates Chris Hani’s legacy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The City of Ekurhuleni has scheduled month-long activities to celebrate the life of struggle icon Chris Hani and the ideals he stood for.

Hani was a former uMkhonto weSizwe commander, who played a significant role during the liberation struggle.

Hani, who was renowned for his impeccable leadership qualities and relentless pursuit of freedom for all South Africans, was assassinated on 10 April 1993, outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg.

The city conferred the Freedom of the City to Hani posthumously in November 2006 and declared April Chris Hani Month.

To kick-start the month-long activities, school-going children will take turns on stage to debate and deliberate on Chris Hani’s ideals starting from Thursday until Saturday at the Boksburg Civic Centre.

On Sunday, learners will present their declarations on the debate to Mayor Mzwandile Masina at the 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 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 on the same day.

The Chris Hani Photographic Exhibition, depicting his life, will be opened for public viewing free of charge at the Springs Art Gallery from 13 April until 29 June. – SAnews.gov.za

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