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Umkhonto we Sizwe

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South Africa

uMkhonto weSizwe Party Applauds S.A Electoral Court’s Decision on Jacob Zuma’s Candidacy

The uMkhonto weSizwe Party in South Africa has celebrated the decision of the South African Electoral Court to overturn the Electoral Commission's ruling, which disqualified former president Jacob Zuma from contesting a parliamentary seat. The Electoral Commission cited Section 47, stating Zuma's 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court as grounds for disqualification. Nhlamulo Ndhlela, spokesperson for the MK party, hailed the court's decision as a significant victory for the […]

todayApril 10, 2024 2

South Africa

SA High Court to Deliver Electronic Ruling on Jacob Zuma’s Election Eligibility

Today, the High Court in Johannesburg will electronically issue a ruling regarding former president Jacob Zuma's eligibility to run in the elections as the uMkhonto we Sizwe party candidate. The party is contesting the Electoral Commission's decision disqualifying Zuma based on his criminal record. Zuma contends that his presidency termination was premature and asserts having unfinished matters. Judge Lebogang Modiba indicates that the court might delay providing reasons to adhere […]

todayApril 9, 2024 6

South Africa

uMkhonto weSizwe Party Appeals SA IEC Decision on Jacob Zuma’s Candidacy

The uMkhonto weSizwe Party has lodged an appeal with the South African Electoral Court challenging the decision made by the Independent Electoral Commission to remove former president Jacob Zuma from its list of candidates. Following the IEC's decision to uphold an objection to Zuma's candidature last week, effectively disqualifying him from standing for legislative seats in the upcoming general elections, the MK party has accused the IEC of not adhering […]

todayApril 3, 2024 5

South Africa

Deadline Looms for Appeals as SA Electoral Court Faces Challenges Ahead of May 29 Elections

Today marks the deadline for political parties or candidates, including former president Jacob Zuma, who are discontented with objections raised for the May 29 elections, to appeal to the Electoral Court. The Independent Electoral Commission received a total of 82 objections against candidates nominated by 21 political parties. Among these objections, 31 implicated eight candidates, alleging their disqualification due to criminal records or convictions. Notably, the IEC has upheld an […]

todayApril 2, 2024 8

South Africa

Legal Battle Between ANC and Umkhonto we Sizwe Party Heads to High Court

The anticipated legal clash between the African National Congress and the Umkhonto we Sizwe Party is set for an open court hearing at the High Court in KwaZulu-Natal today. The ANC accuses the MK party of copyright infringement, contending that adopting the name of the ANC's disbanded armed wing constitutes trademark theft. However, media presence in the courtroom has been limited, with only 15 members permitted, including reporters and photographers, […]

todayMarch 27, 2024 7

South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has expressed his approval of Resolution 2728 adopted by the United Nations Security Counci

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has expressed his approval of Resolution 2728 adopted by the United Nations Security Council. The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during the holy month of Ramadan. Vincent Magwenya, spokesperson for President Ramaphosa, described the resolution as a crucial development towards establishing a solid groundwork for a permanent ceasefire and the resumption of negotiations in the region.  

todayMarch 27, 2024 8

South Africa

Jacob Zuma Declares Party Leaders Won’t Serve as Ministers

Former South African President Jacob Zuma revealed that none of the party's top national leadership will assume ministerial roles in Parliament for the time being. Zuma disclosed this during an election campaign event in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, nearly two months ahead of the general elections. He also voiced concern about ongoing poverty among black people, 30 years into democracy. MK national spokesperson, Nhlamulo Ndlela, affirmed that those deployed to government will […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 4

South Africa

uMkhonto we Sizwe Party Asserts Registration Decision Unreviewable Amid ANC Challenge

The uMkhonto we Sizwe party has stated that the decision by South Africa's Deputy Chief Electoral Official, Mawethu Mosery, to register their party is not open to review by the Electoral Court. This statement comes in response to a case filed by the African National Congress in the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein, seeking to invalidate the registration of the MK party. Dali Mpofu, representing the MK party, accuses the ANC […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 3

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