South Africa hero Chris Hani’s monument vandalised

A monument in honour of South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani has been vandalised, days after a court ordered the release of his far-right killer.

The governing African National Congress (ANC) and its allies described the incident as a “provocative attack”.

Hani was regarded as the most popular leader in South Africa after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

The court’s decision to release his killer, Janusz Walus, on parole has caused outrage in ANC circles.

Walus killed Hani in 1993 in a failed attempt to derail South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule to democratic rule.

Hani was picking up the newspapers outside his home when Walus shot him at point-blank range in the chin, behind the ear and in the chest.

The 50-year-old anti-apartheid fighter was the leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and a senior member of the ANC’s military wing.

Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral, about a year before Mandela became South Africa’s first black…

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