He helped the ANC fight apartheid. Now he’s won his fight for a ...

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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

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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...

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