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Violence in South Africa

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa: Phase 1: October 1992 – January 1993

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The State of Violence

At about 10.25 a.m. on Saturday, 10 April 1993, Chris Hani, the Secretary-General of the SACP, was shot dead in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, a small and predominantly white town in the East Rand. Within minutes of the killing, as a result of vehicle identification information provided by a white neighbour of Mr Hani's, police arrested the alleged assassin, Jan Walus (40), a Polish immigrant to South Africa.

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