The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW rejects the release of Clive Derby-Lewis, who killed our leader, Chris Hani, just before the first national democratic election for the poor working class in the RSA.
We are repeating what we said when this matter of the medical parole for the killers started – that he can only be released if he tells the public why he killed Chris Hani and who gave him instructions to kill him.
Comrade Chris was brutally shot and killed right at his house by the racist Derby-Lewis and his friends. He must tell the people of South Africa the truth before he can be released on parole. As the African Black people of RSA we will not be confused his killers must tell us why they killed him.
We are celebrating democracy today, while the family of the late Chris is still in pain. But others say they want to release those criminals and killers who benefit from the 21 years of democracy.
As the NW poor working class we support our SACP and the family of the late Chris and in demanding the truth before they can be released.
Those who say a sick person is not dangerous are lying to themselves. Criminals remain criminals, whether they are sick or not. Killers remain killers, sick or not.
We call on our government not to make a mistake on the basis of what is being argued in court or in the media by the killer’s lawyers.
Clive Derby Lewis is sick, but after killing Chris, so he must also feel the pain that the family of the late suffered in April 1993.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions