Today, 34 years ago, one person died in a Chris Hani assassination attempt


An unnamed casualty died in a car bomb explosion outside the then home of MK commander in Lesotho, Chris Hani.

Head of the department of the SAP Security Branch in the Orange Free State, Frederick Coetzee, testified that he was ordered to kill Hani in 1980 because of Hani’s perceived growing influence within the African National Congress (ANC).

This subsequently lead to several attempts to kill Hani in Lesotho.

Source: South African History Online

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