He helped the ANC fight apartheid. Now he’s won his fight for a pension
After years of hitting a brick wall, he is finally getting financial recognition for his sacrifice to the struggle
Nearly 13 years after applying for a “special pension”, an apartheid-era undercover ANC and Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operative has finally emerged victorious.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that Durban-based Rajan Sewpersadh is entitled to the pension – given to those who suffered financial hardship through service to the liberation movement – backdated to June 1995.
The court also ordered the minister of finance and the Special Pension Appeal Board to pay his legal costs...