The African National Congress (ANC) says its National Working Committee (NWC) will decide on the future of the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and the MK National Council after its virtual meeting which is currently underway.
This follows reports that the two bodies representing ex-combatants of the ANC’s armed wing have been disbanded and collapsed into a single entity representing all former ANC soldiers. This has angered MKMVA members who say the decision hasn’t been communicated with them.
MKMVA President, Kebby Maphatsoe, says they are not aware of any disbandment of the two structures.
ANC Spokesperson, Pule Mabe, says any decision on the future of the two bodies will be communicated at the end of their meeting.
MKMVA President, Kebby Maphatsoe has denied speculation the association has been disbanded. Speaking to SABC news, Maphatsoe says there are discussions of disbanding the MKMVA and the MK council but they have not been finalised. #sabcnews
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Gregory Nthatisi from the MK National Council says they support the disbandment of the two structures, insisting that the unity of ex-combatants should be above their personal interest.
Video: Kebby Maphatsoe denies speculation the MKMVA has been disbanded