Ralph Mathekga | Hostage drama: No sweeping under the carpet ANC, there are state security concerns

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Defence minister Thandi Modise was held for three hours last week by a group of war vets.   Photo: Deon Raath
Defence minister Thandi Modise was held for three hours last week by a group of war vets. Photo: Deon Raath

Holding Defence Minister Thandi Modise hostage is a clear indication that trust has broken between the minister and the hostage takers, members of the disbanded Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association, writes Ralph Mathekga.

The recent hostage drama involving the disbanded Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) throws the governing ANC into the spotlight, raising an essential question regarding what's next under ANC-led government in Mzansi?

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