‘Nine million votes were stolen’ – Jacob Zuma

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By Doreen Mokgolo

Jacob Zuma’s Umkhonto Wesizwe party has called on its supporters to take to the streets to show their unhappiness at the election results, claiming that over nine million votes were unaccounted for in the 29 May elections.

“We have presented concrete evidence to IEC showing widespread irregularities in the voting process and the voting system but our concerns have fallen on deaf ears,” he said.

But as the party goes to court to challenge the outcome of the results, Zuma said they have been advised to take their 58 seats in parliament.

The MK party boycotted the first sitting of parliament last Friday but attended the first sitting of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

The party received over 45% of the votes in KZN and 15% of the seats in the National Assembly but continues to claim it was cheated.

The MK and the EFF have formed a group of 26 parties, most of them not represented in parliament, that are opposed to the ANC forming a GNU government with the DA and other white parties like the Freedom Front Plus.

In parliament, the group called the Progressive Caucus is made up of the MK party, the EFF, UDM, ATM, UAT, Al Jama-ah and the PAC.

Zuma said the group has close to 30% of the seats in the National Assembly.

In a statement read by MK party spokesperson, Nhlamulo Ndhlela on behalf of Zuma, the party said: “If it was not for the massive electoral fraud and other illegalities that were committed while the IEC was watching, that number would be far higher and even in the majority.”

Zuma said the GNU was remarkably different from the GNU introduced by Nelson Mandela in 1994.

“I know this because I was part of the leadership which introduced a GNU in 1994.

“It’s nonsense, they don’t even understand where the government of national unity comes from and how it came about,” he said.

“They just coined the words as if there was a war going on in the country as if there must be peace.”

He said President Cyril Ramaphosa’s GNU was concocted by the business sector and was designed to protect the interests of the business elite and not the black majority.

“The GNU is sponsored by big business, it is for the benefit of the markets and not the people. It must be crushed before it finds its feet. This is nothing but a return of apartheid and colonialism,” he said.

Pictured above: MK president Jacob Zuma

Source: Doreen Mokgolo

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