KZN MKMVA to host march against murder of black farm workers

The soldiers will have their own demonstration next Friday against the killing of black farm workers.

The Kwazulu-Natal MKMVA chair Themba Mavundla (C) pictured during a press briefing along with other MKMVA members. Picture: Ziyanda Ncgobo/EWN.

DURBAN - The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) in KwaZulu-Natal says “the Boers” must not think the reconciliatory approach by the African National Congress (ANC) means the party is weak.

The KZN MKMVA has responded to the hoisting of the old South African flag during recent Black Monday protests against the killing of farmers, describing it as an act of treason.

The soldiers will have their own demonstration next Friday against the killing of black farm workers.

Provincial MKMVA chair Themba Mavundla says the country has reached a political cul-de-sac.

“The Boers don’t want to embrace the new dispensation … whatever has been preached in terms of Mandela and the rainbow nation.”

Mavundla says it’s clear that there are some sections of society who wish to return to life during apartheid.

“Anyone who wants to take us back to apartheid… we will resist with all we have.”

The veteran soldiers say they are speaking out now because despite government’s reconciliation efforts, the recent Black Monday demonstrations show that some disrespect the country’s democracy.

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