Former SACP leader Chris Hani's daughter Vanessa has accused the ANC of betraying her father's legacy, and has decided to join AgangSA. Photo: Matthews Baloyi
Former SACP leader Chris Hani's daughter Vanessa has accused the ANC of betraying her father's legacy, and has decided to join AgangSA. Photo: Matthews Baloyi

Hani’s daughter joins AgangSA

By SAPA Time of article published Jun 21, 2013

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Johannesburg - Former SACP leader Chris Hani's daughter Vanessa has accused the ANC of betraying her father's legacy, and has decided to join AgangSA, Sowetan reported on Friday.

Hani told the newspaper the betrayal led to her decision to join Mamphela Ramphele's new political party, which would be officially launched on Saturday.

She said the African National Congress and SA Communist Party no longer had direction. Hani was more scathing about the SACP.

“I don't even know whether there is (a) SACP. I don't listen to them. I don't know what they are really about and I don't know their leaders… except its general secretary Blade Nzimande,” she was quoted as saying.

Hani said her father's assassination 20 years ago was a wound that would never heal and had been worsened by the rampant corruption, unemployment, and inequality in the country.

However, she said it would be unfair to try to predict what her father, who was also chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, would think about the current state of the ANC, the SACP, and the country in general.

Hani told the newspaper she did a lot if introspection before making the decision to join AgangSA, but eventually made up her mind when she met Ramphele.

“Two senior officials in the ANC told me to go ahead when I shared this with them.

“They are also unhappy but can't leave because they say they will be considered traitors,” she said. - Sapa

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