Ace Magashule during a media briefing in Johannesburg on 11 September 2018.
PHOTO: Gallo Images/Alon Skuy/Sunday Times
- ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says it is important to conduct
- He called on military veterans’ formations to work with the relevant
- Magashule was in KwaZulu-Natal to engage with veterans.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has called on all spheres of
government to address the socio-economic welfare of the uMkhonto we Sizwe
Military Veterans Association (MKMVA).
Magashule engaged the leadership of MKMVA in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.
He noted unfortunate public engagements and issues concerning the
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), where there was a finding on the
legality of security contracts.
He said the government, led by the military veterans’ department, should
ensure all veterans are assisted and supported to participate in the economic
sector and that their welfare was attended to.
“It is important that we conduct clean governance that provides
opportunities for all our citizens, including military veterans.
“We call on all military veterans’ formations, both non-statutory
and statutory, to work with the Department of Military Veterans to ensure their
personnel register is cleaned up,” Magashule said.
News24 previously reported
that Magashule said he was open to discussions with his colleague, Transport
Minister Fikile Mbalula.
This followed reports of a war of words which erupted on social media
between Mbalula and MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe, amid a march by the
veterans’ organisation to the ANC headquarters in Luthuli House and Gauteng
Premier David Makhura’s office.
The ANC also reiterated its condemnation of farm murders and welcomed
the government’s efforts to engage the communities.
“We equally condemn lawlessness, destruction of property by white
farmers, and the subversion of legal processes as it happened in Senekal,”
He reiterated that farming communities and its workers occupied an
important role in the socio-economic life of the country in providing food
Magashule also called on South Africans to continue fighting the unjust,
inhumane and barbaric act of killing of innocent women, children and the
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