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Vol 52 No 14

Published 8th July 2011

South Africa

Veterans with influence

Veterans of the African National Congress’s former military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), helped Jacob Zuma to get elected ANC leader in 2007 and he wants their support again for a second term. Last time, he is believed to have struck a deal: the veterans would support him against Thabo Mbeki and he would give them a military grant.

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