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MK party reshuffles its executive yet again

  • The uMkhonto Wesizwe party reshuffled its national executive, moving Sihle Ngubane to Parliament and appointing Arthur Zwane and Thobani Shongwe as general secretary and deputy secretary.
  • The Constitutional Court rejected the MK party’s attempt to delay the first National Assembly sitting, making sure it continues without their 58 members.

The uMkhonto Wesizwe party has once again reshuffled positions in its national executive to send a stronger delegation to the National Assembly.

The party said its general secretary Sihle Ngubane would lose his position and become one of the 58 MK party members who will represent it in Parliament.

His position will be taken by his deputy Arthur Zwane while Thobani Shongwe will become the new deputy secretary.

Party leader Jacob Zuma previously announced that no member of his party will have two positions.

He said members of the national executive committee will be paid like parliamentarians but will not be allowed to be MPs.

This week, the party told Parliament that its founder Jabulani Khumalo was no longer a member of the party and should be removed from its list of candidates for Parliament.

In turn, Khumalo has filed an urgent application at the Cape High Court saying his dismissal and expulsion by Zuma was unlawful.

In a related development, the MK party has instructed its lawyers to charge Khumalo with perjury after he claimed a letter sent by the party to the IEC was forged.

The letter informed the IEC that Khumalo was stepping down as party leader and confirming Zuma to be the new leader.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, the Constitutional Court rejected an attempt by the MK party to interdict the first sitting of the National Assembly on Friday.

The apex court also dismissed the MK party’s claim that the application was urgent saying they created the urgency themselves.

“The impugned decisions or conduct first arose between 1 and 2 June 2024, to the knowledge of the applicant. However, despite this knowledge, the applicant only launched the application on 10 June 2024.”

The ConCourt also dismissed the MK party’s claim that Parliament would not meet the necessary quorum without the attendance of the MK party’s 58 members.

Pictured above: uMkhonto Wesizwe.

Source: X