Chris Hani

South African Anti-Apartheid Hero

Born 1942-6-28 in Cofimvaba, South Africa

Chris Hani was a South African Anti-Apartheid Hero. He was a defiant freedom-fighter. He joined the ANC Youth League 1957 and was active in the Eastern and Western Cape regions before leaving South Africa in 1962 for exile in Lesotho. He returned to South Africa, following the unbanning of the African National Congress in 1990, and took over from Joe Slovo as head of the South African Communist Party in 1991. He was also an ANC NEC Member and Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Chris Hani was assassinated on 10 April 1993 outside his home in Dawn Park, East Rand. Since then, Haniville, outside Pietermaritzburg, Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg and Chris Hani District have been named in his honour.


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PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Secretary-General | South African Communist Party

1991 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chief of Staff | Umkhonto we Sizwe

1987 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

National Executive Committee | African National Congress

1974 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Commissar | Luthuli Detachment | Joint ANC/ZAPU Military Campaign

1967 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | Umkhonto we Sizwe

1967 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Commissar and Deputy Commander | Umkhonto we Sizwe

1967 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of Fort Hare

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Latin and English

Soviet Union

Military Training

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