- Umkhonto we Sizwe has released a scathing statement of allegations of corruption within the ANC relating to Covid-19 relief
- The Military Veterans Association has dubbed party members stealing from the poor to satisfy their own greed as 'prime evil'
- The MKMVA has made it clear that it is ready to fight for the true liberation of South Africans, warning the ANC that the time to repair its damaged image is now
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The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association has signalled its anger over the 'wanton acts of looting and corruption that characterise the abuse of Covid-19' funds.
Spokesperson Carl Niehaus dubbed it 'prime evil' to steal from the vulnerable at this critical time in favour of enriching corrupt politicians:
"We ask ourselves what besets ANC councillors to literally steal food parcels meant for the poorest of the poor, and hoard them at their houses. This is prime evil, and they should be exposed and harshly dealt with!"
Niehaus is adamant that the time to simply voice displeasure over corruption within the ranks of the ANC is over and that the time for action has come:
"As for us in MKMVA we are sick and tired of such nonsense! Courage is now needed by those comrades among us who are still truly committed to our full liberation ideals, and care for the people of our country, to stand up and be counted.
"The consequences for the ANC are devastating. The image and standing of the ANC is severely damaged. More and more of our people are beginning to see the ANC as a looters' organisation rather than a liberation movement."
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The MKMVA has issued a dire warning to the ruling party that the point of no return is drawing ever closer:
"The writing is truly on the wall. This is our moment of truth, a watershed moment. We cannot continue to take the support of the voters for granted. Either we self-correct, regain our revolutionary heart, and once again become selfless servants of we are done for. Our beloved ANC is faced with an existential crisis."
The Veterans Association says that it will not hesitate to act on this sensitive issue, ever dedicated to the values at the core of its very existence:
"We in MKMVA give revolutionary notice that, as in the past no matter the cost, we will not be found wanting. Over the decades the words of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Declaration of the 16th of December 1961, still speaks to us loud and clear: 'The time comes in the life of every nation where there remain only two choices- submit or fight'.
"We in MKMVA will certainly not be found wanting in our dedication to fight for the full liberation-including full economic liberation - of every black (and especially African) South African."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC is 'outraged and deeply embarrassed' by allegations of corruption involving its members relating to Covid-19 relief measures.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has issued a statement following a national executive committee meeting, confirming an agreement to fight the graft within its ranks:
“The ANC is outraged and deeply embarrassed by recent allegations that some, including its own leaders and members, has sought to benefit unlawfully from the devastating suffering and impoverishment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. These developments cause us collectively to dip our heads in shame and to humble ourselves before the people."
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