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November 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A South African court sent two men convicted of killing a popular African National Congress leader in 1993 to prison for life. Janusz Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis had originally been sentenced to death for Chris Hani's slaying. Hani, who led the ANC's military wing and the Communist Party, was gunned down outside his Johannesburg home. After the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional, Walus and Derby-Lewis sought a new sentence.
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May 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gaye Derby-Lewis, wife of pro-apartheid politician Clive Derby-Lewis, was charged in the April 10 murder of black leader Chris Hani. She was arrested for questioning April 21 and held without bail.
NEWS
August 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Popular South African Communist leader Chris Hani was murdered in 1993 to trigger chaos, spark a right-wing coup and end President Frederik W. de Klerk's "betrayal of his Afrikaner nation," one of the killers said. Former right-wing politician Clive Derby-Lewis apologized to Hani's widow as she sat at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing where he appealed for amnesty.
NEWS
May 11, 1993
Right-wing politician Clive Derby-Lewis, his wife, Gaye, and Polish immigrant Janusz Walus will appear in court Wednesday on charges of involvement in the April 10 assassination of a key South African black leader, Chris Hani. Clive Derby-Lewis, 51, a former Conservative Party member of Parliament, was charged Saturday. His wife, a journalist with the Conservative Party newspaper, and Walus, a member of the right-wing Afrikaner Resistance Movement, were charged earlier.
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May 9, 1993 | From Reuters
President Frederik W. de Klerk told white extremists Saturday that they are playing with fire and echoed a warning by Nelson Mandela's ANC that right-wing mobilization could turn South Africa into a new Bosnia. "Extremists on the left or the right should not underestimate the government's power and its resources," De Klerk said in a statement released in Cape Town.
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August 22, 1997 | From Reuters
One of South Africa's most notorious assassins told for the first time Thursday how he pumped four bullets at close range into Communist leader Chris Hani, hoping to kill a negotiated end to apartheid. Hani's widow, Limpho, and her daughter watched, flinching, from the audience at Pretoria City Hall, as Polish immigrant Janusz Walus, seeking amnesty from South Africa's truth commission, revealed how he planned and carried out the 1993 assassination.
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April 25, 1993 | From Reuters
The South African Communist Party on Saturday named Charles Nqakula, a former journalist, to succeed assassinated General Secretary Chris Hani. "The central committee of the SACP, meeting in a plenary session today and in accordance with our constitution, confirmed Comrade Charles Nqakula as the SACP's new general secretary," a party statement said. It gave no details of Nqakula's party background, promising to respond to questions in due course.
NEWS
April 18, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands of South Africans marched in peaceful protest on Saturday, a white gunman opened fire on demonstrators in a conservative town south of Johannesburg, killing two black marchers and critically wounding a third. A white man with alleged links to right-wing groups was arrested at the scene of the attack, which followed a week of often-violent protests stemming from the April 10 assassination of black nationalist leader Chris Hani by a white gunman.
NEWS
October 15, 1993 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent white separatist politician and an anti-Communist Polish immigrant were convicted Thursday of murdering charismatic black leader Chris Hani, an assassination that sparked widespread rioting and bloodshed across South Africa last April. A third defendant, a right-wing writer, was found innocent of providing the killers with a hit list that contained the address and other details of Hani, a leader of the African National Congress and general secretary of South Africa's Communist Party.
NEWS
April 20, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After one of the biggest funerals in South African history, the country's leading Communist and anti-apartheid guerrilla was buried Monday next to a white neighborhood with a Roman Catholic priest's benediction and a 21-gun salute from his compatriots. The funeral for Chris Hani, the black Communist Party leader and key African National Congress figure assassinated April 10 by a white extremist, drew more than 80,000 mourners to a packed Soweto soccer stadium.
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