Television address to the nation by ANC president Nelson Mandela on the assassination of Chris HaniApril 13, 1993Tonight I am reaching out to every single South African, black and white, from the very depths of my being.A white man, full of prejudice and hate, came to our country and committed a deed so foul that our whole nation now teeters on the brink of disaster.A white woman, of Afrikaner origin, risked her life so that we may know, and bring to justice, this assassin.The cold-blooded murder of Chris Hani has sent shock waves throughout the country and the world. Our grief and anger is tearing us apart.What has happened is a national tragedy that has touched millions of people, across the political and colour divide.Our shared grief and legitimate anger will find expression in nationwide commemorations that coincide with the funeral service.Tomorrow, in many towns and villages, there will be memorial services to pay homage to one of the greatest revolutionaries this country has...

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