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  5. Wednesday 18th November 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    A FORMER African National Congress (ANC) freedom fighter is to speak at the premiere of the first film looking at the British workers who risked their lives for the anti-apartheid movement.

    Ronnie Kasrils will join British Labour politician Peter Hain at the London Film School on November 25 to introduce London Recruits.

    The film tells the story of the young Londoners who travelled to South Africa disguised as tourists and honeymooning couples to carry out undercover missions for the ANC.

    Speaking of his work in recruiting British students to help the movement, Mr Kasrils said: “Without a shadow of doubt, the London recruits played no small part in the ultimate success of the struggle that liberated South Africa from apartheid tyranny.

    “I’m thrilled to see this unique story and important moment of our struggle documented on film for the first time.”

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c3b5-Anti-apartheid-hero-to-speak-at-London-Recruits-premiere#.VkynUr_iMdU

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  8. Thursday 31st March 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World

    SOUTH AFRICA’S government vowed yesterday to appeal against the decision to grant parole to communist leader Chris Hani’s assassin.

    Justice Minister Michael Masutha said Judge Nicoline Janse van Nieuwenhuizen’s March 10 decision to free Polish-born far-right killer Janusz Walus was a mistake.

    The judge’s ruling was issued a month before the 23rd anniversary of the then South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary’s murder on April 10 1993.

    His accomplice Clive Derby-Lewis, a former MP for the extremist Conservative Party, now defunct, was freed last year on the grounds that he had terminal cancer.

    The judge’s acceptance of Mr Walus’s apology to the Hani family — which they rejected — and comments suggesting that it was time to “forget and move on” sparked outrage from the SACP, African National Congress (ANC) and trade union federation Cosatu.

    Mr Walus’s lawyer Julian Knight said he would ask the Gauteng province court to approve his client’s release tomorrow, even if the minister was granted leave to appeal.

    South Africa’s liberation movement has always opposed freedom for the pair as they have refused to divulge before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission where the order for the assassination ultimately came from.

    The killing almost wrecked negotiations towards South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 and pushed the country to the brink of civil war.

    The SACP and the Young Communist League welcomed the appeal yesterday.

    SACP spokesman Alex Mashilo said: “Walus remains an unrepentant murderer.

    “He does not show adequate remorse. He has not demonstrated any understanding of the enormity of the murder he has committed together with his accomplice.”

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-95aa-South-Africa-Government-plans-appeal-over-parole-for-Hanis-killer#.VvzjCXoYMdU

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