DULCIE SEPTEMBER, ANTON LUBOWSKI AND CHRIS HANI: WHY WERE THEY MURDERED?
Evelyn Groenink, investigative journalist and author
On the eve of democracy, South Africa was shattered by three high profile political murders. This course tracks down the reasons for the assassinations of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani. It will expose the opaque military and financial dealings that lay behind the killing of three comrades who refused to be corrupted by mafias that had infiltrated their organisations’ inner circles at a time when these movements were set to achieve political power. The three murders took place in very different locations, but followed the same distinctive pattern, and were silenced in similar ways. The course will end by considering how ethical questions, the important difference between right and wrong that often gets blurred in the cut-and-thrust of politics, remain central to South African politics today.
1. The lies: disinformation around the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani
2. Finding the truth: how difficult it was and how long it took
3. Then and now: How can political movements safeguard their ethics?
Groenink, E. 2018. Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani. Distributed by Jacana.
van Vuuren, H. 2018. Apartheid, Guns and Money. Johannesburg: Jacana.