MK vs ANC: Supreme Court of Appeal Electoral Court Rules That MK Name Registration Is Legal

MK vs ANC: Supreme Court of Appeal Electoral Court Rules That MK Name Registration Is Legal

  • The MK Party won its battle to retain the use of the MK name for its political party
  • The Electoral Court of the Supreme Court of Appeals dismissed the ANC’s application and found nothing wrong with the MK’s use of the name
  • South Africans weighed in and believed that the ANC wouldn’t give up, while others celebrated with the MK party

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

The MK party won its bid against the ANC to keep using its name
The ANC lost its case against the MK for using the MK name. Images: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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PRETORIA – The Supreme Court of Appeals Electoral Court dismissed the African National Congress’s application to stop the MK party from using the uMkhnto weSizwe name. The court found nothing wrong with the MK party using the name.

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Judge throws MK party name case out

@NowInSA posted a video of the judgement being read in court on 26 March. The magistrate ruled that the MK Party’s registration is legal and that the deputy CEO of the Independent Electoral Commission did not act unlawfully when he registered the MK Party in September last year.

Watch the video here:

South Africans debate announcement

Netizens commenting on @insightfactor’s tweet held different views about the court’s ruling.

DaddyCool said:

“And then you guys say the judiciary is captured if it doesn’t rule in your favour.”

Lwanda Stone said:

“Sis’Fikile ruined their plan. He is secretly working for the MK.”

Mangamehlendumiso said:

“They will now fight for Zuma to be disqualified as the president of the MK.”

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Thabo said:

“I believe that the outcome was changed overnight. The ANC read the room and quickly called to change the outcome.”

Itu_Za said:

“They did not know what was coming for them. They were scared.”

Advocate Dali Mpofu slams the ANC

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Advocate Dali Mpofu criticised the ANC.

Mpfou, representing the MK Party in their case against the ANC, accused the ruling party of taking too long to appeal the court’s ruling on the MK Party using the MK name.

South Africans expressed doubt that Mpofu would win the court case.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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