Taking a potshot
The missing arm of Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) chair Kebby Maphatsoe attracted some mirth at the veterans’ conference. Former MKMVA commander Siphiwe Nyanda told attendees that Maphatsoe had sought help in trying to legitimise fraudulent processes at the last MKMVA conference “by sleight of hand”.
“Pardon the pun,” added Nyanda. “He arm-twisted the department of military veterans and misled them to fund the bogus conference.”
An ex-combatant, angry at Maphatsoe, shouted: “We shot him, we shot him.” This sparked giggles at the plenary, but the veteran was not joking.