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MK Party ready for last-minute talks with IFP about KZN coalition deal

In a move typical of former president Jacob Zuma’s brinkmanship, the MK Party says it’s ready to talk to the IFP about a coalition deal. It has invited the IFP to the negotiating table – some 48 hours before the first sitting of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Friday, where the premier, speaker and deputy speaker […]

ANC Engages in Discussions with Five Parties for Potential Coalition

ANC Engages in Discussions with Five Parties for Potential Coalition

South Africa’s ANC Engages in Preliminary Talks with Five Parties for Coalition or Government Agreement Top officials of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) have initiated discussions with representatives from five other parties regarding the possibility of forming a coalition or reaching a government agreement. However, as of Wednesday, no decision has been reached, stated […]

"Former MK Leader Alleges Resignation Letter Forgery"

“Former MK Leader Alleges Resignation Letter Forgery”

Jabulani Khumalo’s lawyers say the IEC should not have accepted a letter from former President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Duduzile. They say Khumalo’s letter alerting the IEC of his resignation from the Umkhonto wesizwe party should have been verified.The expelled leader is in court fighting to be reinstated as a party leader. He was expelled from […]

Expelled MK Leader Appeals to Electoral Court for Reinstatement

Expelled MK Leader Appeals to Electoral Court for Reinstatement

The MK Party made a good showing these elections but internal squabbles still plague the party. Expelled leader Jabulani Khumalo is headed to the Electoral Court to be reinstated. Khumalo claims he is the founder of the party and the one who registered it with the IEC. But, he was expelled from his position as […]

The return of Zuma

The return of Zuma

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma, now 82, has made a dramatic return to the political scene. Ousted by the ANC in 2018 amidst corruption allegations—which he denied—Zuma was succeeded by President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a significant twist, Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2021 for contempt after defying a court order […]

Early results in South Africa’s election show ANC losing majority

Early results in South Africa’s election show ANC losing majority

The South African National Congress (ANC) facing the possibility of losing its parliamentary majority after 30 years is indeed a significant development in the country’s political landscape. This could herald a new era of coalition politics, bringing both opportunities and challenges. The emergence of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as […]

ANC loses court bid against MK Party over use of name and logo

ANC loses court bid against MK Party over use of name and logo

The African National Congress (ANC) has lost another legal battle against the newly formed uMkhonto weSizwe party (MK Party) after the High Court in Durban ruled against it over the use of its name and logo. The ANC had taken the MK Party to court over the use of the name of logo. Mellisa Sithole reports.

MK PARTY HAILS ELECTORAL COURT VICTORY AS A STEP TOWARDS RESETTING SA’S AGENDA

MK party hails electoral; court victory as a step towards resetting SA’s agenda

uMkhonto weSizwe Party is celebrating its landmark victory at the Electoral Court, describing the feat as a chance for South Africa to return to former President Jacob Zuma’s radical transformation agenda. Yesterday, the court set aside the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) decision to bar Zuma from running for public office in the May 29 provincial […]

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR JACOB ZUMA TO APPEAL IEC'S DECISION ON HIS CANDIDACY FORMER PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA WILL NOT STAND AS PARTY CANDIDATE

MK party to appeal IEC’s objection against Zuma’s candidacy

The uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party has announced its intention to appeal the decision made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to uphold an objection against former President Jacob Zuma, who is also the leader of the MK party, as a candidate for the party’s list of individuals to be elected to Parliament after the […]

Jacob Zuma banned from running in South Africa elections

Jacob Zuma banned from running in South Africa elections

South Africa’s Election Commission Thursday (March 28) barred former President Jacob Zuma from contesting in the country’s upcoming polls in May. While the commission did not provide a specific reason for the decision, it is likely to do with Zuma’s 2021 conviction and imprisonment. South Africa’s constitution does not allow an individual convicted for more […]

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