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Today In History: Hani Killers Denied Amnesty

Wednesday, 7 April 1999 The Truth & Reconciliation (TRC) Amnesty Committee denied right-wingers Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus amnesty for the assassination of Chris Hani, the South African Community Party…




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Today In History: Rwandan Genocide

On 6 April 1994, the Rwandan genocide was triggered by the shooting down of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane. President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi was also in the plane. The fragile peace based on…




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Today In History: Shell House Massacre

On March 28, 1994, about 20 000 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporters marched to Shell House, the headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC), in central Johannesburg, in protest against…


Oliver Tambo- He was among the founding members of the ANC Youth League (ANC YL) in 1944 and became its first National Secretary. He was elected President of the Transvaal ANCYL in 1948 and national vice-president in 1949

Today In History: Oliver Tambo goes into exile

On 28 March 1960, Oliver Tambo goes into exile.   Source http://www.anc.org.za/content/oliver-tambo Following the Sharpeville Massacre, on 21 March 1960, when the regime introduced the Unlawful Organisations Bill to outlaw the ANC…