Editorial
2 minute read
8 Jun 2021
7:53 am

End of MK body is blow to Ace, Zuma

Editorial

The Zuma faction has used the MKMVA – with Carl Niehaus in the vanguard – to be the public face of its 'fightback' against the defeat inflicted on it at Nasrec.

The MKMVA NEC delegation met with former president Jacob Zuma on Thursday on 11 February 2021 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: @niehaus_carl/Twitter

Of the many farcical aspects of the ANC, one of the most bizarre was the existence of the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA), the dancing arm of the ANC faction loyal to former president Jacob Zuma. Its members often were, clearly, too young to have been part of the armed struggle against apartheid, which ended in 1994. Indeed, some had probably not been born then. Yet, they were ready to toyi-toyi and sing (“Bring me my machine gun,” a favourite of Zuma, may well have been their greatest hit) in defence of Zuma or Magashule … or to...