The MK veterans are gunning for the State Capture Inquiry. They marched to the ANC headquarters to hand over a memorandum. One of their demands is an end to the inquiry, which they feel has a political agenda. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila has more. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has fired a salvo at MK Veterans members Kebby Maphatsoe and Carl Niehaus.
He has accused them of hiding behind ANC structures to loot state entities.
On Monday, MKMVA members marched to Luthuli House demanding Mbalula's arrest.
They claim Prasa's infrastructure has collapsed under his watch.
The Transport Minister said he's being targeted for cleaning up corruption at Prasa and cancelling irregular security contracts.
He tweeted that the protesters were thugs masquerading as uMkhonto weSizwe.
Niehaus tweeted in response, "this is enough! You don’t call MK cadres, many of them much older than you, thugs. Some of these cadres are old enough to be your parents. These are cadres who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, yours too, and are suffering neglect and poverty. RESPECT!"
The ANC spokesperson has reprimanded Mbalula.
“If the minister has been aggravated by certain statements in the past he should be using platforms of organisation," Pule Mabe said.
"Because clearly you could pick up from the tweets that there are matters of aggravation which need to be ventilated within the organisation.”