MK will have to ‘reorganise’ following Zuma ruling, says analyst

MK will have to ‘reorganise’ following Zuma ruling, says analyst

A political analyst says the uMkhonto weSizwe party needs to reorganise after the Constitutional Court barred leader Jacob Zuma from making a return to parliament.  


On Monday, the apex court ruled that the former president isn't eligible to stand for the National Assembly.


The disqualification follows his 2021 contempt of court conviction and sentence.  


According to the constitution, Zuma can't be elected to the National Assembly until five years have passed since the completion of his sentence


"What they should focus on is the law and identify someone, or the team of the MK Party, who can be the representative for them in Parliament,” says analyst Levy Ndou.

READ: Zuma not eligible to stand as MP: ConCourt


uMkhonto Wesizwe has described the judgment as "heavily flawed and conflicted" but urged its supporters to remain calm.  


"If they wanted everything to be done around Jacob Zuma, it could have negative implications for the party,” says Ndou.


“If Jacob Zuma is selfish and only wants himself to lead and represent the party, it will have negative implications for him and the party."

newswatch new banner 1

More on ECR

Show's Stories