Nkosi-Malobane: Govt working on welfare assistance for military veterans

MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane outlined plans to assist them on issues ranging from public safety, housing allocation and income generating opportunities.

FILE: Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says the provincial government seeks to offer immediate welfare assistance to the military veterans.

Engaging members of the South African National Military Veterans Association in Soweto, Nkosi-Malobane says the government is aware of welfare challenges facing the veterans in the City of Johannesburg and Soweto region.

She has outlined plans to assist them on issues ranging from public safety, housing allocation and income generating opportunities.

The MEC has also engaged them on deceased veteran beneficiary funds.

“[We’re working on] Your access to health care as per what the law says, access to transport services and access to shelter. The most important one is actually your access to economic opportunities.”