Siyanda Ndlovu
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
14 Sep 2021
5:50 am

What if Steve Biko and Chris Hani were still alive?

Siyanda Ndlovu

There can be no greater points to ponder than what this country might look like now had Chris Hani and Steve Biko lived long enough to make an impact.

Late struggle icon Steve Biko. Picture: Twiiter

When it comes to the great “what ifs?” of South African politics, then there can be no greater points to ponder than what this country might look like now had Chris Hani and Steve Biko lived long enough to make an impact. Hani was assassinated in 1993 by a white extremist, ahead of the country’s freedom election. Biko died in police custody in September 1977, eliciting the famous comment from the then police minister, Jimmy Kruger: “I am not pleased, nor am I sorry. Biko’s death leaves me cold.” Had Hani lived, he would undoubtedly have had an influence on...

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