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Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African struggle hero, Chris Hani. Hani was the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general, and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the Apartheid regime. We remember the words of the struggle icon.

Remembering a pro-democracy hero Morgan Tsvangirai: 10 quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering a pro-democracy hero Morgan Tsvangirai: 10 quotes

Zimbabwe has lost a hero with the passing of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (65), a colossal, brave and charismatic leader who tirelessly fought for democracy. Save, as Tsvangirai was affectionately known was undoubtedly the most effective opposition leader in Zimbabwe since independence. Tsvangirai dedicated his life to fighting autocracy. We share with you 10 of his profound quotes.

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Politics and Society Remembering the Inauguration of South Africa’s First Democratic President: Mandela

23 years ago on this day, the continent celebrated the swearing in of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Pretoria as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Mandela’s inauguration followed the historic first multiracial democratic elections held the previous month where about 22 million South Africans voted propelling the African National Congress (ANC) into power. As an African, how significant is this historical day to you?

South Africa loses anti-apartheid icon, Ahmed Kathrada
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Politics and Society South Africa loses anti-apartheid icon, Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada, a South African struggle stalwart has passed on. Kathrada was among the eight accused, who were sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial between 1963-1964. He served 26 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. A man of dignity, and virtue, Kathrada’s death creates a huge vacuum in South Africa’s highly polarised political sphere. He will be greatly missed.