ANC Top Military Veteran passed away
ANC member and war veteran, who was a military commander, Nonhlanhla Masedi Dhlamini who passed away this week has been laid to rest.
Her funeral was attended by war veterans and some members of the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans in Duduza. She was honored by ANC MK members and comrades for the role she played in the liberation struggle.
Carl Niehaus, the former Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson, was one of the ANC comrades who attended the funeral and bid farewell to Dhlamini.
“At the funeral of our beloved comrade Ntsoaki in Duduza, the Mkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association is clearly and unapologetically present and honoring our comrade. May her revolutionary soul rest in peace,” Niehaus shares in a tweet.
Carl Niehaus said Dhlamini made a huge contribution to the liberation of South Africa and that she will always be remembered.
War veterans have long been complaining that they are not being taken care of by the government as most of them are struggling as they cannot find jobs due to their age and that they never went to school.
The disgruntled members of the liberation struggle are demanding that government pays each of them their outstanding once-off R4.2-million gratuity fee. They’re calling on David Mabuza to address them in his capacity as Chairperson of the Military Veteran’s Task Team.
They are also demanding that there be a sustainable plan for them to receive monthly grants to sustain their livelihoods. The government however seems to be dragging its feet on meeting these demands.
Deputy President, David Mabuza is meeting military veterans this week to further discuss with them developments that have been made so far by the government in terms of paying out their grants or monthly benefits.
Speculation, however, has it that defense minister Thandi Modise and minister in presidency Mondli Gungubele might not be in attendance after what happened last year when angry war veterans locked them in a hotel in Pretoria demanding that their needs be met.
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