Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
16 Oct 2021
7:10 am

How worried should Ramaphosa be about old ANC fighters?

Eric Naki

Some political experts believe the hostage drama symbolises that worse is to come but others believe it won’t develop because the veterans have no political clout.

Mondli Gungubele. Picture: Gallo Images

Political experts are expressing mixed views about the hostage drama involving former liberation military veterans and Cabinet ministers. To some, it symbolises that worse is to come but others believe it won’t develop because the veterans have no political clout. But they agreed that the drama that saw 56 veterans arrested had nothing to do with ANC factional battles and wasveterans’ fight for their interests as they felt left in limbo by their own government. However, one analyst said that if not addressed, the problem could spill over into the current ANC political infighting. The veterans blamed the government for...