Three days before Chris Hani‘s assassination in April 1993 he was interviewed by German photographer Reiner Leist. It was the last interview that the South African Communist Party leader gave.The recording of that interview has been kept in the archives of the Goethe-Institut in Germany for the past 25 years.Yesterday, the interview — which contains Hani‘s hopes for what a democratic South Africa might look like — was played in the country for the first time.It was aired at the Goethe on Main art gallery by Gabi Ngcobo, the curator of the exhibition No other country: Gospel according to Chris Hani.In the interview, Hani expressed his wish that his country would become a land of equal opportunity, for both blacks and whites.Said Hani: “I will not be part of blacks oppressing whites, that is not the path of reconciliation.”He went on to speak about the state of South Africa‘s economy and urged the ANC to attract foreign investment to the economy. Hani said that investment was crucial...

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