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‘It’s Your Fault’ War Vets Turn Gun On Cyril As They Demand R4.2 Million

Does the country or the South African government owed war veterans anything at this point? Well, various war veterans association groups seem to suggest that we still owed them some sort of money for their involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle.

To be clear the situation between the war veterans and the government has deteriorated because of the incompetency of the government. They couldn't even keep a record of its own fighters? A small fraction of the South African population and they just couldn't do "Name/Surname/Date of Birth/ ID Nr/MK Unit/Years active? Now "military vets" are mushrooming everywhere with demands of R4.2 million each

Section 24(1) of the Military Veterans Act, 2011 (Act No. 18 of 2011) has made it clear how one qualifies for compensation and how much they should get which is not 4.2 million that the veterans are demanding because we are towards the elections.

For the past eleven months, the war veterans have been trying to set up meetings with president Cyril Ramaphosa. Sources understand that the veterans felt that they are being neglected by the government so they want to use the election pressure to discuss with him about their grievances.

It’s alleged that Ramaphosa has been abdicating his duties because he has no answers to their pleas. According to some sources, Ramaphosa has been playing hide-and-seek with veterans who have been calling for a meeting with him.

The veterans had a meeting with the David Mabuza at Luthuli House but nothing materialized. The second occupation of Luthuli House was arranged, and it was after that meeting that the presidential task team was set up, and the last week’s meeting was set up.

Seeing that they were not being taken seriously the veterans resort to "keeping" ministers until the president comes and negotiates with them. Unfortunately, the police came and interpret the situation as a hostage scenario and now the veterans are blaming Ramaphosa for the last week's fiasco.

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