MK did nothing for struggle in South Africa

IS IT possible to tell the public who funds the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association? Tax payers?

IS IT possible to tell the public who funds the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association? Tax payers?

Are they the same so-called veterans who hardly managed the much-hyped revolution against the National Party? What exactly did they achieve or contribute to the struggle? Not much, except living it up on donors' money in makeshift military camps, where impimpis were tortured, women often raped and all-night parties were de rigueur. They're a joke. If they're being supported by our taxes, I also want a soupçon of the spoils.

As a white youth of 18, I was forced into the old South African Defence Force, an army that I abhorred, with two years of my life thrown down the gutter.

If I refused to go, I would have been jailed. I could have fled the country but had no money. So I endured being a pawn for a bunch of psychopaths.

If MK had any influence, they could have stopped the madness before it became a full-blown war with our own people, specifically when troops were deployed in townships. They did nothing, but made meaningless noises.

Now suddenly these toothless clowns gyrate in tight "Made in China" camouflage uniforms. They also double up as background singers and dancers at Zuma rallies, giving the occasions a distinct retro Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe flavour and look. I smell a banana republic.

Herman Lategan, Sea Point

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