Johannesburg - The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) in Gauteng on Monday marched on the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters, Luthuli House, in demand of recognition for military veterans.
The MKMVA said they were not happy that the ANC was not taking their issues seriously.
Provincial spokesperson of MKMVA Bafana Mahlanye said the organisation was saddened that its members -- heroes and heroines, martyrs who gave their lives for freedom -- were now forgotten and treated like beggars in a democratic society.
"We call upon the secretary general of the ANC, to ensure that the organisation’s officials include this memorandum of demands in their agenda, at their earliest sitting," said Mahlanye.
Mahlanye said they were demanding the establishment of a dedicated ministry of military veterans since they were promised that the ministry would be set up between 2018/19.