Chris Hani (1942-1993) was one of the most charismatic Communists of his era. I interviewed him at the South African Communist Party's Johannesburg headquarters on 7th October 1992, and as well as the party's current policy outlook, he spoke about becoming a communist while studying at Fort Hare, being in charge of the ANC's armed wing and the allegations of torture and mistreatment of 'mutineers', working undergound within South Africa and the surprise legalisation of the party along with the ANC. A brief extract from the interview is posted on YouTube above - the audio of the full interview is below.
I interviewed Chirs Hani for the programme about South Africa in the radio series What's Left of Communism? Six months later, he was assassinated.