The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from Friday’s planned protest action by a group of disgruntled members.

The group says they are dissatisfied with the levels of corruption and unemployment in the country.

MKMVA Secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, Jazzman Mthembu says the PEC was not consulted on the plans to shutdown the province.

“The problem is with this entire planned protest. The comrades never contacted us as the provincial structure. As the PEC, we have no idea what the strike is about and that some of our comrades have planned to shut down the province of KwaZulu-Natal. I assume also that regional leaders were not consulted. That is a huge problem, because I think if the comrades had engaged us, we would have engaged them on other means to voice their concerns, they did not give us that opportunity to engage them.”

ANC Spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal Nhlakanipho Ntombela has urged MKMVA members to engage with the party.

“As the ANC, we remain firm and committed to saying, let us work with each other to try and solve all the issues that are there whatever challenges. We agree and acknowledge that there are things that could have been done better in the previous years.”

Disgruntled Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association members in KwaZulu-Natal say the ANC government is failing in its duty to effectively run the country. They are threatening to shut down the province on Friday with mass protests.

The MKMVA’s Dumisani Thango say there is growing discontent in communities due to the high unemployment rate and corruption.

“They are not in a position to take decisive decisions. Our struggle now, the revolution we are about to wage, we are not fooling around. We are going ahead with our planned protest. The ANC has failed to listen to our concerns. I guess the ANC wants us to act,” warns Thango.