Another win and loss for Jacob Zuma’s MK party camp

Another win and loss for Jacob Zuma’s MK party  camp

Former President Jacob Zuma has been declared the leader of South Africa’s third-largest party following a court verdict on June 12. This ruling came after Jabulani Khumalo’s urgent application was dismissed. Khumalo had accused Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, Zuma’s daughter, of forging his signature to falsely indicate his resignation in favor of Jacob Zuma. The court found Khumalo’s claims to be without merit and an abuse of the court process.

On June 13, Khumalo sought to prevent his removal from the party lists by taking his case to the High Court. His removal would mean he would not be present in Parliament when it convenes. The MK party has stated they will not attend the first parliamentary session, although this remains uncertain.

The MK party also attempted to stop Friday’s parliamentary sitting by appealing to the Constitutional Court, arguing the election results were prematurely declared ‘free and fair.’ This appeal was dismissed. The situation underscores the ongoing political and legal disputes within South Africa.

Tapiwa Rubaya

Tapiwa Rubaya is the current affairs, fashion and sports reporter at My Afrika Magazine.

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