MK Veterans Association Conference marred by boycotts and fake credential claims

President Jacob Zuma is excepted to speak at the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association's elective conference on Friday afternoon.

The conference has been marred by people who are refusing to attend.

The MK Veterans National Council's steering committee has confirmed its decision to distance itself from the association and hold a unilateral MK conference, saying that the current conference is being rigged.

One of the people who make up this group is Ike Moroe.

Stephen Grootes asked him why they were boycotting event.

According to the count we had on Wednesday about 60% of people were registered to participate in that conference do not have a bona fide of MK veterans. It is Mr Maptshoe trying to protect is position as a leader of MKVA but for what good reason, that is a curious point that one would need to find out why he is that desperate.

Ike Moroe, executive member of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association

What we need more than anything else is the unity of military veterans so that we can assist in uniting the ANC which in itself is in disarray.

Ike Moroe, executive member of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela is attending the conference.

He says a moment will be used to check the credentials of those attending the conference.

Some NEC members of the MKVA saying bout 700 people that had registered to attend as delegates at this elective conference are actually not former soldiers of the ANC's military wing.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

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