YCL must stop meddling - Maphatsoe

2016-11-09 17:41
Kebby Maphatsoe (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

Kebby Maphatsoe (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg – The Young Communist League should stop meddling in the affairs of the MK Veterans Association, its chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe said on Wednesday.

The YCL’s job was to develop young people, instead of interfering with those who fought for the country, he told News24.

Maphatsoe was reacting to an open letter from YCL deputy national secretary Isaac Luthuli. He claimed Maphatsoe was putting the interests of his family and the Guptas above those of former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) combatants.

“It is highly unappreciated and perhaps pathetic that even to date we still witness former combatants swimming in a pool of poverty whilst you and the selective few enjoy five-star hotel treatments with blesser tendencies,” Luthuli wrote.

Luthuli said all that was expected of Maphatsoe was to improve the lives of former combatants and their families.

Maphatsoe said he was doing all he could for the MK veterans. His role was to merely roll out benefits to former combatants. He said criticism did not bother him.

“When you are a leader you must be thick-skinned, expect to be insulted and attacked every day.”

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