Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
4 Sep 2021
8:40 am

Kebby Maphatsoe’s death ‘the end of the MKMVA’

Eric Naki

Political analyst Professor Barry Hanyane said Maphatsoe’s death signalled the ultimate demise of the MKMVA.

Late ANC MP Kebby Maphatsoe. Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Sun/Jabu Kumalo)

With the death of ANC MP and former deputy minister of defence and military veterans Kebby Maphatsoe, the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) will struggle to survive. Political analyst Professor Barry Hanyane said Maphatsoe’s death signalled the ultimate demise of the MKMVA. The controversial Maphatsoe, who died this week of a heart attack, was at the centre of the liberation veterans’ body – one of two to which former uMkhonto we Sizwe members were affiliated. The other was the MK National Council (MKNC), led by former senior members of various MK detachments in exile, including former South African...