Leader of MKMVA Passes Away

The President of the now-disbanded Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) Kebby Maphatsoe has died.

Maphatsoe died on Tuesday afternoon, however, the cause of his death are yet to be revealed.

Maphatsoe once served as the deputy minister of defence and military veterans, a position he served in from 2014 until 2019.

In his early days, he was a member of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) and the Soweto Youth Congress (SOYCO) as well as the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO).

During the apartheid years, Maphatsoe went into exile and became a trained political commissar of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC.

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