- MKMVA members accompany an ANC deployee to a meeting
- The uniformed members are refused entry
- A war of words ensues and the group leaves
The MKMVA, uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association, were seen on video accompanying an ANC deployee to a meeting.
They were subsequently denied entry to the meeting as they were in uniform. The ANC deployee was told she could go in without them.
Briefly.co.za has learned that the Mpumalanga branch of the MKMVA denies that, at ANC meetings not in favour of unity, they disrupt and intimidate the attendees.
Arriving at the meeting with her escort of MKMVA members dressed in uniform the ANC deployee is barred from entering. After a brief discussion, a few swear words and the word unity used multiple times, the group leaves.
MKMVA Mpumalanga members are also upset with Mathews Phosa, a presidential candidate, of the ANC. He recently linked a video of reckless gun use by ANC members to the party’s branch general meetings.
This latest video from eNCA shows a potential link between the MKMVA in Mpumalanga and the “unity” campaign.
The Mpumalanga branch of the ANC admitted it does use the MKMVA for security at its meetings.
Mpumalanga ANC spokesperson, Sasekani Manzini, says the members of the ANC fear the MKMVA. So they use them to prevent infighting amongst members. Manzini says they play no role at meetings and are merely there in case they are needed.
According to the ANC in Mpumalanga the new video shows the MKMVA is there only to maintain order and not to enforce the “unity” campaign.
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