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Chris Hani remembered

Chris Hani’s daughter says he would have played a major role in the ANC today, had he lived.

The late leader of the South African Communist Party, Chris Hani, who was assassinated outside his home in Dawn Park in Boksburg on 10 April, 1993. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNEBURG - As today marks 20 years since South African Communist Party (SACP General Secretary Chris Hani was assassinated, his daughter said he would have gone on to play a very important role in the country in this day and age.

The charismatic leader was shot dead outside his Boksburg home on the morning of Easter Saturday 1993.

Janusz Waluś and Clive Derby-Lewis were convicted for the crime.

Hani's daughter Vanessa said her father's murder was a heavily contaminated wound her family still lived with today.

She said her father would have been outspoken on issues like corruption and cronyism, but he would have found it difficult to live in the African National Congress (ANC).

"I think he would have been in a difficult position, but he would have played a very important role."

Vanessa said her family will mark this day at home together despite official events being scheduled.

She has declined to comment about Clive Derby-Lewis' failed application for medical parole saying it's simply too sensitive.