June 11, 2024

MK Party files urgent application to interdict the first sitting of the National Assembly

MK Party, led by Zuma is trying to block the first sitting of Parliament citing vote-rigging
Photo: MK Party

In a matter of three days, the first sitting of the National Assembly is set to take place. However, uMkhonto weSizwe Party is against this notion and has urgently filed a court application with the Constitutional Court to interdict the sitting. The National Assembly is also due to vote for the President as well as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament on Friday.


On Monday, MK issued a statement announcing their intention to stop the convening of the National Assembly. "We argue that unresolved objections and the veracity of the substance by MK Party and other political parties who represent the will of the people, render this 'market based' declaration, and consequently the sitting and all its activities unconstitutional. "Furthermore, and in defence of our people's Constitutional rights, the MK Party will file papers with the Constitutional Court to interdict the swearing in of party-nominated candidates as members of the National Assembly until our grievances, which are premised on allegations of election fraud and rigging, are thoroughly addressed by the courts," said the party.


Meanwhile, Jabulani Khumalo has taken the MK Party to court demanding that he be reinstated as the number one candidate on the party list. The court papers further stated that members should be prohibited and interdicted from removing his name as member of the National Assembly pending the finalisation of the application and the Electoral Court application wherein, he also wants to be reinstated as MKP leader by the Independent Electoral Commission.

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