Give us jobs or we will shut down elections, say ‘war vet’ protesters in Pietermaritzburg

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A group of people claiming to be war veterans have threatened to stop the local government elections if their demands are not met.
A group of people claiming to be war veterans have threatened to stop the local government elections if their demands are not met.
PHOTO: MOEKETSI MAMANE

Give us jobs, land and legislature posts, or we’ll shut down local government elections.

This was the message of a group of KwaZulu-Natal people claiming to be war veterans who have threatened to disrupt the local government elections if their demands are not met.

The veterans who referred to themselves as the Liberation Struggle War Veterans (LSWV) marched from Durban to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature on Wednesday demanding deployment to portfolio committees in the legislature, jobs, land and recognition by the government.

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