MKMVA marches to Provincial Parliament
By Cindy Witten
and Mandisi Tyulu
27 May 2009
Military veterans and supporters of Umkhonto We Sizwe gathered outside the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town this morning, before embarking on a protest march to Provincial Parliament.
While singing struggle songs and chanting through the CBD, the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) demanded that Premier Hellen Zille apologise to President Jacob Zuma for disrespectful comments made.
Fatty Booi, National organiser for the MKMVA says it is a disgrace that Zille openly disrespected Zuma. He says that by insulting the President, she offends the entire nation.
Amongst other things, the MKMVA were protesting against Zille’s all-male appointed cabinet.
The association’s Themibnkosi Sako said that they will not allow Zille to run the Province as she pleases.
“The Western Cape is not a federal state of South Africa,” he said. “Today marks the beginning of a systematic move to remove Zille.”