Johannesburg - The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has blasted ANC stalwarts who called for the protection of a senior party member from those who want the party's national executive committee (NEC) to expel him.
This comes after NEC member Derek Hanekom admitted last week that he had secret talks with the EFF in a bid to oust former president Jacob Zuma, which the ANC veterans said was acceptable.
This past weekend the veterans, including Cheryl Carolus, Sheila Sisulu, Murphy Morobe and Mavuso Msimang, wrote a letter to the ANC’s top six, calling on them to help block attacks on Hanekom amid calls for his expulsion from inside the NEC, which is concluding its four-day meeting in Irene, near Tshwane.
MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe on Sunday called for the veterans’ request to be rejected, accusing them of representing factions.
“Clearly, their intentions are blatantly factional. They have been part of the 101 veterans who called for the ousting of president Zuma,” he said.