This follows a lengthy legal battle with the Special Pensions Appeal Board and the Government Pensions Administration Agency, which had stopped paying Masemola's pension after he was convicted of fraud, and which would not budge when he was granted a presidential pardon.
Justice Nonkosi Mhlantla yesterday restored Masemola's pension, backdated to 2011.
"In recognition of the sacrifices made by Struggle activists, section 189 of the interim Constitution required that legislation be enacted to provide for the payment of special pensions by the national government to persons who had made sacrifices or served the public interest in the establishment of a democratic constitutional order," Justice Mhlantla said....
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