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protestANA reports that he Department of Military Veterans on Friday said it was deeply concerned after receiving information that there were some military veterans planning to undertake “an illegal march” to its offices in Pretoria this week.  

Spokesperson Mbulelo Musi said in a statement:  “The department acknowledges and respects the constitutional rights of the military veterans to raise their issues with the department regarding the benefits the department provides, as well as related services.  However the department urges the military veterans to do so in line with the laws of the country and to use the channels which have been established for this purpose.”  Musi went on to indicate that the department was in constant engagement with the SA National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA) and its affiliates “to find seamless mechanism to provide the 11 benefits outlined in the Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011.”  Musi added that currently the department was working hard to process more than 11,000 applications for both basic and higher education support benefit for the 2018 academic year, working with SANMVA and its affiliates.

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