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uMkhonto weSizwe

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South Africa

S.Africa set for political shake-up after historic vote

        By Umberto BACCHI Johannesburg, May 31, 2024 (AFP) - South Africa's ruling ANC was on track to score its worst electoral result ever on Friday, with early tallies showing voters deserted the party in droves, ending its 30-year political dominance. If the African National Congress (ANC) is confirmed as dropping below 50 percent of the vote, it would force the party to seek coalition partners to […]

todayMay 31, 2024 7

South Africa

Mayibuye! The 100-year-old slogan that’s stirred up divisions in South Africa’s elections

        By Corinne Sandwith, University of Pretoria     Political parties the world over use slogans, icons, colours, names and flags to establish their political and historical credentials. What happens when two political parties lay claim to the same history and the same symbolic capital? In South Africa, a conflict of this kind is being played out between the governing African National Congress (ANC) party led by […]

todayMay 28, 2024 14

South Africa

Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe to become third largest in SA elections

A new opinion poll in South Africa shows that the party founded by former President Jacob Zuma, the uMkhonto weSizwe Party, will become the third largest party after the May 29 elections. The poll, according to Bloomberg Africa predicts that the African National Congress will win 43.4% of the national vote, the Democratic Alliance 18.6%, and the MKP 14.1%. However, South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Jacob Zuma is […]

todayMay 21, 2024 20

South Africa

ANC cancels Jacob Zuma’s disciplinary hearing over security concerns

Former South African President Jacob Zuma will still attend a disciplinary hearing with the African National Congress on Tuesday despite the ruling party saying it has been cancelled. The BBC reports that Zuma was summoned by the ANC’s National Disciplinary Committee over his decision to join the newly-formed uMkhonto weSizwe party last December, of which he is now the leader, despite still being an ANC member. The ANC on Sunday […]

todayMay 6, 2024 10

South Africa

ANC loses case against the MK Party in SA Electoral Court

The South African Electoral Court has dismissed the African National Congress's attempt to prevent a new party, backed by former President Jacob Zuma, from participating in the upcoming general election. The ANC had argued that uMKhonto weSizwe had not met the criteria for official registration. According to the SABC, the country’s electoral court on Tuesday morning rejected that challenge. The ANC, according to the BBC, has said it accepts the […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 7

South Africa

Duduzane Zuma forms new political party

Duduzane Zuma has formed a political party the ‘All Game Changers’ instead of joining his father Jacob Zuma's uMkhonto weSizwe Party. Zuma told Newzroom Afrika that the country needs something new.   Zuma says drastic changes are needed to ensure that young and able people don't depend on social welfare.

todayFebruary 12, 2024 25

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