War vets ‘prepared to die’ rather than leave hijacked flats in Pietermaritzburg

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War vets (from left) Malusi Hlatshwayo, Thamsanqa Christopher Ngubu and Thamsanqa Mngadi have refused to move out of the flats that were invaded at the Aloe Ridge social housing complex in Westgate, Pietermaritzburg.
War vets (from left) Malusi Hlatshwayo, Thamsanqa Christopher Ngubu and Thamsanqa Mngadi have refused to move out of the flats that were invaded at the Aloe Ridge social housing complex in Westgate, Pietermaritzburg.
Moeketsi Mamane

Former liberation army war veterans who invaded close to 300 flats at the Aloe Ridge social housing complex in Westgate two years ago have threatened war should they be removed from the properties.

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Speaking to The Witness yesterday, the war vets, members of former liberation struggle formations Mkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Associations (MKMVA), Azanian People Liberation Army (Apla) and Azanian National Liberation Army (Azanla) said they would only leave once the government had provided them with alternative accommodation.

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