MK vows to take over KZN after elections

By Mlungisi Gumede

The UMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) Party’s head of elections Musa Mkhize has vowed that the party will take over KwaZulu-Natal after the 29 May general elections.

MK is making inroads in the country ahead of the much anticipated elections. The party led by former president Jacob Zuma is made up of disgruntled ANC members and is attracting members from other political parties like the EFF.

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa, Mkhize, a former ANC councillor in Ward 1, KwaXimba, the biggest ANC ward in the country, said the only party that they considered had as many contenders in the province is the IFP.

“We have finished with the ANC in the province; the only party that can compete with us is the IFP but we are also not afraid of them,’’ said Mkhize.

He said KZN has a majority of 9.8 million confirmed MK party members in the country.

However, he said, other provinces are seeing a major growth in their membership ahead of the elections. “There is nothing new about KZN having the majority of members, not because the party was established in the province, but because KZN generally has the majority of voters,’’ said Mkhize.

Asked which party they might consider forming a coalition with, should the province experience a hung result, Mkhize said he does not believe that the province will be hung.

“MK is going to win with an outright majority in KZN after the May 29 elections. MK will be governing the province,’’ he said with confidence.

Mkhize said people have pinned their hopes on the MK. “MK is the only party that people think can change their plight which is deteriorating under the ANC-led government,’’ he said, referring to the load shedding and water cuts that occur daily.

Mkhize also revealed that they are eyeing the 45,000 votes of South Africans living abroad.

“I would say the majority of South Africans who are living in Thailand, UK, Australia and other parts of the world are MK. I have been part of the engagements with them and they have promised to vote for us. Their only concern is the safety of their votes after voting,’’ Mkhize said.

Pictured above: uMkhonto Wesizwe’s head of elections, Musa Mkhize.

Image source: Supplied 


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