Well-read Red: Lessons from Chris Hani

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:00am
Remembering South African anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani

Well-read Red Alan Wieder introduces and reads from Jay Naidoo's article about South African anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani.  After helping win the battle against apartheid, Hani called for a "culture of service."   

"On the eve of the 1994 democratic election, he said that South Africa faced a “new enemy” and a “new struggle”. That enemy, he said, was socio-economic; it was about the struggle for jobs, houses, schools, so that we can build a society that cares." 

Hani was assasinated by a right-wing extremist shortly after saying this.