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MK Vets mull legal action over Bell Pottinger link claims

MKMVA’s Kebby Maphatsoe has strongly denied the allegations saying the accusations are deeply insulting, patronising and racist.

FILE: Members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association, including Kebby Maphatsoe (right). Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) says that it may consider taking action against those who have published leaked emails claiming it had links with Bell Pottinger.

A string of documents has detailed the British agency’s work for the Gupta family and its allies including the MKMVA.

The emails have also revealed that Bell Pottinger allegedly assisted the Veterans Association and the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in their campaigns to discredit critics of President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas.

But the MKMVA’s Kebby Maphatsoe has strongly denied the allegations saying that the accusations are deeply insulting, patronising and racist.

“If it comes to a push, we will want them to publicly apologise or we’ll take legal action against them. Because we’ve never, in the history of MKMVA, outsourced their intellectual political thinking. We’re politically matured.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)