Bill may 'perpetuate divisions'

4/1/2011

The controversial Military Veterans Bill came under fire in Parliament this week for the preferential treatment it grants military veterans over other veterans of the struggle against apartheid.

"Recognising the sacrifices made by those who provided important services to the country and its democratisation is vital," said Howard Varney, the centre's acting director. "However, such recognition should be on par or the same as the recognition of the sacrifices of those who suffered gross human rights violations during the course of the conflict."

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