Sisulu: MKMVA being used for ulterior motives
Sisulu has praised the MKMVA for supporting veterans but admits that not all its members have received compensation.
JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has denied that the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) is divided but claims the organisation is being used for ulterior motives.
Sisulu, who previously served as defense force and military veterans minister, has praised the MKMVA for supporting veterans but admits that not all its members have received compensation.
She says the association is not necessarily the problem.
“I think there is a section of uMkhonto we Sizwe that is using the institution of being MK for other reasons other than making sure that we can provide the welfare of all MK soldiers.”
Sisulu says association's mandate is clear.
“I do know that the reason why we have MKMVA is to look after our soldiers and therefore we would need to be as broad and as comprehensive as possible. Discussions were held with MKMVA and we were assured of that, if I were in MKMVA or leading it, I would want to make sure that our programmes are as inclusive as possible.”