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Limpho Hani: I feel betrayed by my own government

Chris Hani’s widow says despite evidence which could prompt a further investigation, the authorities refused.

Chris Hani's widow, Limpho at the 23rd commemoration of the liberation hero's murder on 10 April. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of slain anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani says she feels betrayed by the government for its refusal to reopen the murder investigation and get to the bottom of who sanctioned the South African Communist Party (Sacp) leader's killing.

Limpho Hani spoke at the 23rd commemoration of Hani's assassination on 10 April 1993 in front of his Dawn Park home in Boksburg.

Polish immigrant Janusz Waluś is currently behind bars for the murder, while conservative party member Clive Derby-Lewis was freed on medical parole last year.

Hani's widow says despite evidence which could prompt a further investigation, the authorities refused.

"I feel let down by my own government because the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, who had all the powers to pursue this, decided not to."

Limpho has also questioned the effectiveness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

"I firmly believe the government of national unity established the TRC in haste, to ensure a transition from apartheid to freedom. The perpetrators did not participate in TRC; only the foot soldiers did."

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