Press briefing shows divisions among MK vets

Divisions within the uMkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) are becoming clear after members disrupted a media briefing on Monday.

The MKMVA and a group of former uMkhonto We Sizwe (MK) members held a briefing at at Luthuli House which was interrupted, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

While former chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Sphiwe Nyanda was explaining how the two groups have ironed out their differences, two members of the MKMVA disrupted him shouting out accusations.

Nyanda said the press present at the briefing should make their own deductions about the consecutive disruptions.

We asked Sphiwe Nyanda if he thought it was staged and he said we are old enough to see what's happening.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The leadership of the MKMVA has been called into question with calls for the structure to suspend its activities

The briefing was an effort to show a united front, and announce a date for the MKMVA elective conference.

Today showed the divisions. They are still divided on a number of issues...

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

At the same time, MKMVA chair Kebby Maphatsoe says they will no longer be making pronouncements on the succession debate.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

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