Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
9 Sep 2021
6:30 am

ANC’s stray bullets will only end up going through its own head

Brian Sokutu

Everything was wrong with the manner in which some self-styled firebrands masquerading as mourners showed disrespect to Maphatsoe and his family.

Photos: Twitter/@niehaus_carl

To relatives, friends and comrades, a funeral signifies an emotional moment of mourning and celebrating the life of the departed. Over the weekend, members of the disbanded uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) descended in military-style camouflage on the home of the late MKMVA leader Kebby Maphatsoe for his final send off. Nothing wrong with paying your last respects to someone you were in the trenches with. But everything was wrong with the manner in which some self-styled firebrands masquerading as mourners showed disrespect to Maphatsoe and his family – the heckling of ANC national chair Gwede Mantashe halfway...