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Carl Niehaus, an ANC veteran and former spokesperson for the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, was left speechless after Kebby Maphatsoe's headstone was vandalized. 

Kaby Maphatsoe, head of the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association and a member of the African National Congress (ANC), passed away at his home in Johannesburg late last year. 


ANC comrades Carl Niehaus and other members of the organization paid a visit to the graveyard on Saturday, when they laid to rest one of their own, Pule Mlambo, who was also an ANC veteran. When they arrived at the cemetery, they saw that Kebby Maphatsoe's tombstone had been demolished. 



Maphatsoe had two tombstones erected in his memory, one bearing the ANC logo and the other bearing the logo of the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association. The tombstones were all demolished in the process. 


Carl Niehaus believes the desecration of Kebby Maphatsoe's tombstone is motivated by petty political considerations. He insinuated that those who vandalized it had ulterior objectives and that the incident was not a random act of vandalism. 

He goes on to say that the individuals responsible for the vandalism must be identified and apprehended. 


"That the tombstone of the late President of the MKMVA, Cde. Kebby Maphatsoe, had been vandalized and desecrated was something that I witnessed with displeasure and amazement yesterday at Westpark Heroes Acre. This is politics at its most obnoxious. It is necessary to identify and prosecute those who are responsible "he explained.



The following is the source: https://twitter.com/niehaus carl/status/1482643831023616000?s=19 


However, during his final days, when the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, which had been a part of the ANC, was disbanded as an ANC organisation, there were rumors that Kebby Maphatsoe wished to remain neutral. 


Several of his comrades wanted him to have a state funeral at his death, but he had expressed a preference not to have one. He died in his sleep, according to some, a week after telling his wife what kind of funeral he wanted. He was also accused of foreseeing the event that led to his death. When MK members opened fire at the graveyard while ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe was still delivering his speech, it created quite a commotion on the grounds.

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