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War veterans threaten SA government

Johannesburg - Members of the Liberation Struggle War Veterans of South Africa (LSWV-SA) have denied abducting two bureau priests and a delegate serve last month, considering their capture an affront to injury. 

South Africa <a class=Johannesburg LSWV presser - 10 November 2021. Following the arrest of 53 people for the hostage drama at St Georges hotel in Centurion the Liberation Struggle War Veterans meet with media at Booysens hotel JHB to clear out their side of the story . Obbey Mabena airs his views. Picture: Timothy Bernard/African News Agency (ANA)"/>

LSWV-SA delegate, Mzukisi Holomisa said veterans were poor. 

"The confidants are poor, destitute, they are depending on government assistance, they are denied social coordination, abundance mix isn't finished. 

"This is conscious, not a slip-up," said Holomisa. 

Last month, 53 veterans were captured after supposedly holding Defense Minister Thandi Modise, her appointee Thabang Makwetla and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele prisoner following a gathering at the St George's Hotel in Irene. 


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The veterans denied they captured the government officials, all things considered, they said they were directed to a snare and succumbed after alarm strategies were utilized, they guaranteed. 

They said 17 of their individuals were harmed and the rest were treated in a coldhearted manner by having their case at a little court of Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Center. 

"There is an issue of capturing and illegal intimidation, those are alarm strategies that are utilized in the landmass. We didn't perceive any sort of seizing," said Holomisa. 

LSWV-SA representative Mduduzi Chiyi said: "Every one of the clergymen, their VIP guardians were there inside the gathering room, conveying their weapons which they need to secure the pastors, saying that there was no seizing". 

The veterans said thanks to their legal counselors for getting bail. 

Notwithstanding, they said it was too soon to examine the benefits of the case. 

The LSWV-SA said they are poor and can't bear to pay legal counselors. They said the lawful group got them bail at no expense for them, "from their souls," they said. 

Chiyi said they rampaged Pretoria in November last year, walking to the Union Buildings to request better life and pride for the freedom battle veterans. 

They presented a reminder of requests to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who then, at that point, named a Presidential Task Team (PTT) led by Deputy President David Mabuza. 

Chiyi said they mentioned meeting Ramaphosa to examine ways that will guarantee government respects arrangements as credited in the Consensus Document, reimbursement or compensations, and giving of Presidential Declaration on all arrangements. 

Upon the arrival of the occurrence, they comprehended that they would meet Ramaphosa or Mabuza however shockingly both were not there. 

"The two bureau priests Modise and Gungubele that went to the gathering were ignorant regarding our issues and the Consensus Document Agreement. 

"The Presidency affirmed the setting for the gathering and 45 minutes before the gathering the scene was changed. 

"We saw extremely late that this was a snare and Mabuza was not coming. 

"This snare drove by Gungubele, prompted the capture of more than 50 of our companions and around 17 supported wounds. 

"This exploitation ought to have results, we are talking with our lawful delegates on the matter," Chiyi said. 

Lwazi Mzobe, LSWV-SA public co-ordinator briefs the media in Joburg on the capture of 53 individuals for the prisoner show at St Georges lodging in Centurion the Liberation Struggle War Veterans meet with media at Booysens inn Joburg to put their side of the story. Picture: Timothy Bernard/African News Agency (ANA) 

LSWV-SA said the figure of R4 million for every veteran was very little, they said they might have been legal advisors or specialists however decided to battle for freedom yet presently they were left to be poor. 

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