2 August 1982
An unnamed person was killed in a car bomb explosion at the home of Chris Hani, then Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) commander in Lesotho. Eben Frederick Coetzee, a department head of the SAP Security Branch in the Orange Free State, testified that he was given orders by senior members of the security branch to kill Hani in 1980, because of Hani's perceived growing influence in the African National Congress (ANC) - South African Communist Party (SACP) alliance. This led to several attempts on the life of Hani in Lesotho.

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