Disaffection may have broken bond of MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), following the displeasure expressed by some members, bordering on neglect and insensitivity.
It all happened minutes before the press briefing, an elderly man walked in with a placard bearing the ANC insignia. He sat quietly at the reporters pew , unknown to the journalists what his intentions were.Hardly had the former SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief Siphe Nyanda commenced his speech when the aggrieved man stood up to berate the organisation’s leaders of insensitivity.
He inquired about Nokuthula Simelane, an MK operative, who was dehumanised, abducted and killed by the apartheid-era security police.
He retorted “you have never held a press conference about comrade Simelane, she disappeared after you seconded us to come fight inside this country… I was also arrested, you have never called all of us up into a meeting… this woman was killed… why are you here today?” the man quizzed.
As soon as the elderly man was forced out by security operatives, another man stepped in and accused the Deputy minister of justice and correctional service Thabang Makwetla of deviating from the ideals of (MKMVA). He however corroborated the observation of the elderly man who was forced out.