It is often thought that southern African freedom fighters Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani were assassinated simply because they were part of the struggle against apartheid. But Evelyn Groenink’s painstaking research, conducted over the past 30 years, shows the truth is different. All three tried to keep their liberation movements, the ANC and SWAPO, free from wrongdoing. They stood against mafias who had invaded their organisations’ inner circles. They were not only brave anti-apartheid fighters; they
One of the most explosive revelations in this book concerns the murder of Chris Hani. Groenink reveals how the South African police buried evidence from no less than three witnesses who saw another murderer besides Janusz Walus; and how the state’s “brave” star eyewitness in all likelihood hadn’t even been there when Hani was shot.
With corruption endemic in South Africa today, the reader is entitled to ask if things would be different if Hani, Lubowski and September had lived. Though in 2018 the murder of Dulcie September is 30 years past, and Chris Hani’s 25 years, similar mafia deals may still be making victims in South Africa – and beyond
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