We in the Veterans League spoke to several comrades and people who have interacted with Blah throughout his life. All attest to one thing about him: he was a real mensch.  This is the person who left his home together with many others from his home town, Paarl, to seek better means of fighting the Apartheid system.

Media Statements

Kitso Michael Dingake never lost Faith in the Future

On this your 96th birthday Kitso, we say power to you. Long may you walk alongside us so that we gather strength, for our march to freedom is not yet over. Amandla!

Tribute to Cde Mike Dingake on the occasiono of his 96th Birthday

We are celebrating the life of a comrade who grew up in Botswana, schooled in Limpopo and Johannesburg and joined the ANC in 1952 at the height of the Defiance Campaign. 

Speech by ANC Veterans League President, Cde Snuki Zikalala on 8 January 2024

 We as the VL have been on this journey with you and want to continue to do so. Currently, we are part of developing an intense political programme by the OR Tambo School of Leadership focusing on the values, principles, and ethical leadership of ANC members.

The Free State ANC Veterans League out in full force at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court today in solidarity with the victims of rape and murder,GBV,Sbongile Ngwana and Machaka Radebe. The VL took pictures with families and relatives of the deceased

On the 12 December 2023 the ANCVL and the Coordinator of MKLWV had a bilateral meeting with members of the Afrikaner Africa Initiative.It was an introductory meeting.The two parties agreed to meet again early this year for an in-depth discussion on how to coordinate and ensure that every South African citizen is involved in ensuring that there is economic growth and development in RSA and that our municipalities are well resourced to provide quality service to our communities.

From left to right; Secretary General of Council for Military Veterans Organisation-Colonel (Ret) Jaco van As,Cde Dan Hatto-National Convenor of MKLWV,Cde Keith Mokoape (Ret)General -ANCVL/NEC member,Dr Snuki Zikalala-President of the ANCVL,Rusty Higgs-Rear Admiral(Ret)Member of the Afrikaner Afrika Initiative,Cde Sheila Sisulu-NEC member of the ANCVL,Cde Nana Sabelo-Coordinator and member of the ANC.

112th Anniversary of the ANC

Let this year see us take big strides in further strengthening the organised underground structures of the ANC. Let us see greater mass political actions in all the provinces and districts of our country. Let it see us extend people’s war to all corners of our land. Let it see the fastest and furthest possible co-ordinated advance on all fronts towards the goal of people’s power.



This slow shift in a positive direction is also captured in the Indlulamithi Barometer, based on 55 indicators which will be released on November 9.


In Memoriam

The late Mmakwena Lydia Komape-Ngwenya or Mam Lydia as she was affectionately known, sadly passed away on 11 October 2023. Mam Lydia was born on 06 August 1935 at Mamphulo gaMatlala-a-thaba, about 40km west of Polokwane.

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Veterans League PEC induction meeting


This Day in History

At the time of her death, Cde Ruth First was a lecturer at the Eduardo Mondlane University. Her funeral in Maputo was attended by presidents, members of parliament and envoys from 34 countries. 

Closing Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC NEC

The NEC reaffirms the longstanding support for and solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and calls for an end to the occupation of Palestine which is against UN resolutions. The state of Israel should immediately end the siege on GAZA so that water, food, energy, medical supplies and fuel can reach the civilians.

ANC Veterans League 3rd National Conference


Deputy President

Secretary General

Deputy Secretary General

Treasurer General