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Wednesday, April 7, 1999 Published at 14:08 GMT 15:08 UK


World: Africa

Hani killers denied amnesty


South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has refused amnesty for two men convicted of killing the senior Communist Party politician and ANC member, Chris Hani, in 1993.

The two men, Janusz Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, alleged they'd been encouraged to kill Mr Hani by senior members of the right-wing Conservative Party.

However, the Truth Commission said there was no suggestion that the Conservative Party had encouraged or sanctioned the attack; it concluded that the killing could only be seen as part of a personal desire by the two men to prevent a communist politician coming to power. At the time of his death, Mr Hani was regarded as one of the country's most popular and skilled black politicians and was widely expected to play an important part in the future ANC government.

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