Chris Hani: a Ruthless Killer who Planned South African Terror Attacks
by Aida Parker
Karl Marx said: “The first battlefield is the re-writing of history.” This is an age when, very rapidly, the truth about the past is being “revised” by Marxists, liberals and others, and unless this wicked revisionism is resisted, people will be thoroughly indoctrinated with lies and myths presented as “truth”. Already vast damage has been done, and even many who lived through more recent historical events have been so well indoctrinated, and conditioned to think along the “party” line, that they actually believe the lies and myths they have been fed. Very few people think critically anymore. They do not even know how to do so. They simply swallow whatever they are told by their Red, almost-Red, and religious-Red heroes and masters.
The purpose of these articles is to counter the deliberate re-writing of history with those stubborn things called facts, and that wonderful thing called truth. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).
by Shaun Willcock
Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party, was murdered in 1993. Bear in mind that this article by Aida Parker was written in 1990, three years before his murder and four years before the ANC came to power in SA in 1994. It was thus written while the ANC was still waging a terrorist revolution against the conservative white government of South Africa. Murder is murder, no matter who the victim, and the murderer of Chris Hani had to be punished, and was; but do not be misled by the Marxist myth-makers. People’s memories are so short: once upon a time conservative anti-Communists (at the time, the majority of South African whites and a large proportion of South African blacks, not to mention many others throughout the world) knew the truth about Chris Hani; but such has been the ANC/SACP’s success at re-writing history via indoctrination and propaganda that this Communist terrorist is now lauded as a man of peace, a democrat, a “Christian” (he was a Roman Catholic) – and the lies are believed as truth! And so another Marxist revolutionary emerges from the ANC/SACP’s sordid and bloodstained past, cleaned up, made over and presented to the world as someone just below an angel. The re-writing of history must be countered with the truth, and Aida Parker’s article does just that.
Although his chances of snatching the ANC top spot are perhaps somewhat less rosy than they were a year ago, “Chris” Hani, 47, a member of both the ANC National Executive and the SA Communist Party Central Committee, nevertheless remains the second most likely candidate to take over from Tambo.
As Chief of Staff of the ANC’s “military wing,” Umkhonto we Sizwe, Hani – like the late Mao – believes that all power springs from the barrel of a gun. Once described by Africa Confidential as “the man most White South Africans (would use) to frighten their children,” Hani’s history, both by word and deed, makes grim mockery of any pretence that the ANC is not a terrorist organisation, to be bracketed alongside the IRA and PLO.
On occasion this Red Mafia leader has been publicly repudiated by Tambo himself both for his bloodthirsty rhetoric and the merciless attacks by his terror gangs on “soft” civilian targets. A classic example: the July 1988 bomb blast at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, killing two and injuring 30. Tambo insisted at the time that such attacks were not ANC policy.
Hani boldly and directly contradicted this, telling the SA Weekly Mail: “We are prepared to see a wasteland if that is the price of freedom… the bombs were to tell Whites that we can creep and crawl next to you. It is… a position of armed propaganda.”
Known universally by his Umkhonto name of “Chris,” Hani replaced his friend and mentor, veteran ANC/SACP terror strategist Joe Slovo as the armed wing’s chief of staff in 1987. He is unapologetic in his support for terrorist violence.
At the peak of the revolutionary violence which racked SA in the mid-1980s, he openly called for the killing of Black “collaborators” such as policemen, township councillors and those opposed to the revolution: an aspect, as the London Times pointed out, 8.6.88, that “leaders of the organisation’s political wing tend to play down, ascribing such killings to ‘spontaneous anger’ of the people.”
Hani himself termed the killings, maimings and torture practised by the “comrades” at the time as “forceful persuasion to stop Blacks from collaborating… we warn them to do so at their own risk.” Kindly Christian gentleman that he is, he even found a good word for those guilty of using the barbarous “necklace” – “it was used for good reasons. I am not blaming those who used it.” Again, that it felt it necessary to use such pitiless forms of “persuasion” to bring people to its cause makes nonsense of ANC claims to speak for the Black majority.
His next declared targets for assassination were the so-called Zulu “war lords” of Inkatha involved in the fighting with the UDF in Natal, as well as members of the Inkatha Central Committee.
Nor has he hesitated to express his desire to strike at the White community where it hurts. He publicly advocated intensified attacks on White suburbs, while declaring White Parliamentarians, government officials, security police and members of the judiciary “legitimate targets for attack or assassination.”
As final, unambiguous proof that the ANC is indeed a terrorist organisation, it was Hani who in 1988 sent in an all-White Umkhonto unit, with a cache of arms that included a SAM-7 anti-aircraft missile. Describing the unit’s arrest as a “setback,” he said one of its tasks had been to shoot down a police or Army helicopter or military transport plane.