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Bad news-MKMVA members protest outside Luthuli House demanding benefits from ANC government

MKMVA members protest outside Luthuli House demanding benefits from ANC government (

Members of the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) have voiced their anger in opposition to what they describe because the continuous failure via the ANC government to comprehend them as liberation combatants.

“We are the only warfare veterans that do not gain some thing out of Africa. Military veterans that fought for liberation in Angola, Namibia and Tanzania are properly off except only in South Africa,” MKMVA Johannesburg nearby secretary-trendy Thanduxolo Dyodo said.

He changed into talking out of doors Luthuli House on Friday wherein MKMVA members passed a memorandum of needs to the ANC management.

The protests comes weeks earlier than the 60th anniversary of the founding of uMkhonto weSizwe.

The demands protected details about the precise date wherein a conference would be held as consistent with President Cyril Ramaphosa inspiration last month.


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At the time, Ramaphosa said: “We ought to give consideration and recognize in addition to ensure that we appearance after their well being as a lot as we probably can. This is something I am determined to ensure happens.”

But MKMVA contributors said they are uninterested in filing letters to the ANC and no longer getting any reaction.

“We have mining shares however we are disbanded, what is going to appear to the shares that we were imagined to get?”

In receiving the letter of needs, ANC country wide executive committee member and Deputy Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation David Mahlobo thanked the individuals for a non violent march and confident them that their desires might be attended to.

“On Sunday we're having a meeting... (it's going to encompass) comrades which can be assigned via the NEC to be the preparatory committee. (They will) ensure that solutions are given earlier than the celebration of the anniversary,” Mahlobo stated.

He similarly indicated that he could also boost the grievances with different senior officers.

Meanwhile, the listing of demands tabled by way of the MKMVA additionally consist of:

1. Immediate feedback at the manner to cope with the welfare of former MK individuals.

2. A political will to make certain the creation of a stand-alone ministry for Military Veterans is installed and

three. Immediate implementation of the Military Veterans Act.

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