Ekurhuleni to celebrate Hani’s legacy in April

The assassinated former SA Communist Party (SACP) leader, Chris Hani.

To pay tribute to the anti-apartheid leader, the City of Ekurhuleni will continue to roll out programmes that reveal the ideals that Hani stood for.

These include the provision of decent housing, primary health care and alleviation of hunger. The metro conferred the Freedom of the City to Hani in November 2006, and named April the Chris Hani Month.

To kick-start the Chris Hani Month, the metro will convene a wreath-laying ceremony to be attended by a senior delegation of political leaders and Hani family members at the Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park in Boksburg on April 10.

This will be followed by a memorial lecture on Hani at the Boksburg Civic Centre.

The Chris Hani Photographic Exhibition will be opened for public viewing for free, from the April 10 to 30, every day from 9am to 4.30pm and 8am to noon during weekends at Chris Hani’s former home in Dawn Park.

Also view gallery here: In pictures: SA celebrates the life and times of Chris Hani |

Some of the events to commemorate the life of Hani are:

  • The Mayoral Diski Challenge Soccer Tournament for amateur football clubs from around Ekurhuleni will be held from April 14 to 16, at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton.
  • School debates on living the legacy of Chris Hani will take place at Dawn Park Primary, from April 21 to 22.
  • A poetry slam competition will be held on Saturday, April 29, at the Boksburg Auditorium.

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