Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
8 Jun 2021
5:00 am

ANC battle lines drawn over MKMVA disbanding

Eric Naki

Carl Niehaus and some MKMVA members were stationed at Magashule’s office and fought his political battles within the ruling party.

Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus. Picture: Neil McCartney

The Jacob Zuma/Ace Magashule axis within the ANC is under pressure as the organisation’s national working committee (NWC) moves to disband the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA), one of its key supporters. The NWC decision to continue to implement the decisions of the Nasrec conference in 2017 – including to form one united group representing MK veterans – is likely to fuel more tension in the party. MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe is challenging the NWC decision and is questioning the processes followed. The association was the last corridor of power for Magashule, in particular. ALSO READ: Niehaus 'on...