L-I: Chris Hani's legacy: Interview with ANC's Thenjiwe Mtintso

James Farmelant farmelantj at SPAMjuno.com
Wed Aug 11 15:48:07 MDT 1999

>From time to time I have heard rumors that elements of the
SACP might have been complicit  in Chris Hani's assasination
because he was seen as an obstacle to the Party's accomodation
with the South African business community.  According to
some of the stories that I have heard, Party leaders either
withdrew security from Hani and/or convinced him that
he did not need a very high level of security.  I wonder
how much credibility people hear attach to these stories.

                        Jim F.

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 16:33:35 -0400 "Charles Brown"
<CharlesB at CNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us> writes:
>>> "Macdonald Stainsby" <mstainsby at hotmail.com> 08/11/99 03:59PM
>A question for Greg B or Lou Pa. :
>   I will start by saying that I have come to garner a strong respect
>the WWP, beginning with your excellent work on the anti-war movement.
>I do
>however have a question on this. Mandela/Mbeki's regime is fully
>capable of
>putting a democratic face on Imperialism. Perhaps an analogy that is
>appropriate would be "People's Power" led by Aquino- It seems that the
>was a
>safety valve on an explosive keg. All that was once progressive of the
>ANC/SACP/COSATU is long gone- very little other than "investment" has
>orchestrated by this tandem in recent months. I, for the life of me,
>have no
>idea why any group would still want to flog it. In fact, I would
>precisely the opposite- yet you continue to call the ANC "one of ours"
>for the life of me, I don't know why. Give me something tangible, for
>of the African communists that I have spoken with usually agree when I
>Mandela. The militancy of the left in S Africa was assinated with
>Charles: The role of the ANC/SACP/COSATU in accomodating capitalism
>and imperialism in South Africa may be analyzed in analogy to the
>concessions of the Communist Party of China to imperialism, only the
>South African Communists are in an even weaker position.
>Charles Brown
>     --- from list leninist-international at lists.econ.utah.edu ---

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