‘Plot to kick Zuma out of MK’ – youth leader 

By Celani Sikhakhane

The interim youth leader of the uMkhonto Wesizwe party (MK), Bonginkosi Khanyile, claims there are moves afoot to push Jacob Zuma out of the party because he is 81.

The claims were made by Khanyile in Umlazi over the weekend.

Khanyile accused Jabulani Khumalo, MK’s founding president, of plotting against Zuma with MK member Thami Khuzwayo.

He claims the two had a hotel meeting that was allegedly funded by former deputy president David Mabuza.

“We have youth leaders here who are meeting in hotels in Umhlanga with Commander Khumalo. They are plotting to remove Zuma,” said Khanyile. 

“These people are funded by Mabuza. We want to make it clear that we will deal with them. Khumalo must know that he leads the uMkhonto Wesizwe party [now] but it is Zuma who is going to lead the party.”

Khanyile also claimed that some of the leaders who are plotting against Zuma have been given money to buy VW Polos and houses. 

Khuzwayo threatened Khanyile with legal action over claims that he had been funded by Mabuza to work with Khumalo to remove Zuma.

“I want to dismiss the claims made by Khanyile regarding receiving money from former deputy president Mabuza and [ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary] Bheki Mtolo. I do not know these individuals, and I have never met them,” Khuzwayo said.

“The claim that Mabuza bought me a house in Glenmore is utterly false and baseless. I am seeking legal advice so that this matter can be resolved swiftly so as to clear my name of all propaganda.” 

Khumalo and Mabuza could not be reached for comment. 

Pictured above: Bonginkosi Khanyile claims that former deputy president David Mabuza is funding a plot to push Jacob Zuma out of MK. 

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