'Chris Hani is worthy of having CT International Airport named after him'

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape has made it's submission for the Cape Town International Airport to be named after struggle icon Chris Hani.

A public meeting descended into chaos on Monday when EFF members and the group Gatvol Capetonians disagreed over a suggestion that the airport be named after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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SACP Western Cape's Zuko Mndayi says this is not the first time they have advocated for the airport to be named after Hani.

We have had this campaign since May 2012. We elevated the discussion into a provincial level. We saw an opportunity when the process was reintroduced.

Zuko Mndayi, SACP Western Cape spokesperson

He says the call is not a political exercise.

In the South African space in general, Chris Hani is known for his role in the liberation of the country, he started this role living in Cape Town, in kwaLanga. We believe that on its own brings a connection between Cape Town as a place and Chris Hani. To us this is not a political exercise, this is the way that the SACP continues to fight for the honor of its former general secretary.

Zuko Mndayi, SACP Western Cape spokesperson

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Chris Hani is worthy of having CT International Airport named after him'


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