Carlos Martinez


10 April 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Chris Hani, the legendary freedom fighter and one of the most courageous and talented leaders of the anti-apartheid struggle. Although he was only 50 at the time of his death, Hani’s contribution to the struggle was that of several lifetimes.


Why was Lumumba killed? Because he was a ‘relentless, dedicated, intelligent, passionate anti-colonialist, Pan-Africanist and Congolese nationalist’ with ‘the unstinting support of the Congolese masses’ who ‘stood in the way of Belgium’s plan to transform Congo from a colony into a neo-colony,’ writes Carlos Martinez.