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26 May 2017
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19 May 2017
“Attention!” Not so much
When President Jacob Zuma confined us to junk status, the Democratic Alliance (DA) sought permission to march through the Johannesburg CBD on Friday 7 April, 2017 in protest. The African National...
15 May 2017
Daily Podcast – May 15, 2017
Making headlines: ANC wants minister to reverse Eskom CEO decision Phosa says SA needs urgent political leadership change and reshaped economic policy And, Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans...
Stop condemning Molefe's redeployment – MKMVA
The Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has called on those opposed to former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s redeployment to the electricity provider to stop criticising the move....
ANC leaders must stop supporting parallel structures – MKMVA
The Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKVA) has accused Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chair Paul Mashatile and other current leaders of the party who engage and speak at...
04 May 2017
Cosatu singing the same tune as our enemies – Maphatsoe
It was worrying that President Jacob Zuma was booed by members of his party’s alliance partner the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Military Veterans...
03 May 2017
DHS: Human Settlements economically empowers military veterans
Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu declared no military veterans housing project will be implemented without the allocation of certain percentage of the work to Military Veterans...
13 Apr 2017
ANC MK council demands urgent consultative conference
The African National Congress's (ANC's) Umkhonto we Sizwe national council wants the party's June policy conference canned and replaced with an urgent national consultative conference. This would...
ANC military veterans and the threat to South Africa's democracy
We may look back on the days in April 2017 when tens of thousands of South Africans marched demanding that President Jacob Zuma should fall as the beginning of something bigger. There’s been a...
08 Mar 2017
MKMVA conference date might be moved up again
The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) might have to move its conference forward yet again. This is according to its general secretary, following a meeting with former senior...
06 Mar 2017
We are not factional – MKMVA
The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association’s (MKMVA) national executive committee (NEC) has resolved on making itself the peacemaker and unifier in the ANC-led movement. This emerged at a...
20 Feb 2017
'Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC image ahead of 2019 elections'
The nomination of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Parliament has divided the tripartite alliance, with the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West province labelling the move...
06 Feb 2017
Divided MKMVA vow to unite ahead of conference
As leaders of the MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) sang songs about unity and vowed to work together in the run-up to their conference, two of their members disrupted a media briefing at...
16 Dec 2016
All MK veterans must read and watch Gupta newspaper, channel - Van Rooyen
UMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) treasurer general Des Van Rooyen told guests at a commemoration gala dinner that at the next MKMVA meeting he would push for a resolution that...
Zuma, Motsoeneng, Molefe, Myeni all no-shows at MKMVA awards
President Jacob Zuma and other "stars" of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association's 55th commemoration gala dinner were a no-show on Thursday. The gala dinner at Emperor's Palace casino...
14 Dec 2016
Maphatsoe apologises to veterans, pleads for private talks with rivals
Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe on Tuesday extended an olive branch to his rivals, apologised to African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts, and pleaded...
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