Not only those military veterans who served in uMkhonto we Sizwe but also those who served in the PAC’s People’s Liberation Army (APLA) as well as those who served in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
Nkangala ANC chairman Speedy Mashilo says the provincial department of human settlement will hand over houses to military veterans.
“The ANC had acquired liberation through the effort of Umkhonto weSizwe comrades,” Mashilo told a news agency on the sidelines of the elective congress that re-elected him to serve as chairman for yet another term.
“As we enjoy the fruits of freedom, the majority of them today are unemployed, homeless and facing abject poverty,” Mashilo said.
He said these houses will be handed over to the military veterans on Thursday (15 Jun) by the provincial human settlement department.
Mashilo is the MEC for the department in the Mpumalanga province.
He said those belonging to APLA and SANDF will also get the houses, adding that 3000 other houses were being built in the eMalahleni area for the ordinary people.
“These military veterans have families,” he said.
The Nkangala ANC regional elective congress at the Zithabiseni Resort near Mathys Zyn Loop village on Friday and Saturday re-elected Mashilo to return for a third term as chairman.
Thomas Ngwenya returned as Mashilo’s deputy, Leah Khoza as secretary, deputised by Thomas Mabena as well as treasurer Moko Tlou.
ANCYL Nkangala chairman Mduduzi Nkosi was also elected into the mother-body’s regional executive committee.
(edited by MLM)
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