MK Party Allegedly Prevented From Using eThekwini-Based Stadium After Booking Turned Down

MK Party Allegedly Prevented From Using eThekwini-Based Stadium After Booking Turned Down

  • The MK Party was allegedly prevented from using a stadium in the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
  • The party reportedly wanted to book the Princess Magogo Stadium but was inexplicably rejected
  • South Africans are surprised that the party, which many believe is growing, would allegedly use a stadium as small as the Princess Magogo Stadium for a rally

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, 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 was allegedly prevented from using the Princess Magogo Stadium in eThekwini
Mzansi is disappointed in the MK party after it allegedly wanted to use the Princess Magogo Stadium but was turned down. Images: Papi Morake/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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ETHEKWINI, KWAZULU-NATAL – A spanner was allegedly thrown in the MK party's campaign works after it could not use a stadium in eThekwini for a pre-election campaign rally. Many were stunned at the party's alleged choice of stadium to host such an important event.

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MK allegedly scrambling for stadium

@ZANewsFlash posted the story on their X account. According to Scrolla.Africa, the party was planning on hosting a rally on 21 April 2024. It's believed the municipality gave no reason for allegedly blocking the MK party from using the KwaMashu-based stadium. Read the tweet here:

South Africans stunned by stadium choice

Netizens were surprised that the MKP, which recently won a court battle against the Independent Electoral Commission, would not opt for a larger stadium.

Meanor said:

"I'm surprised that a party that expects a two-thirds majority would opt for something as small as Princess Magogo."

My biased opinion said:

"I thought MKP was going for the Moses Mabhida Stadium."

Andynkosi said:

"They must go to Mabhida like all serious political parties."

Molwantwa joked:

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"We have Mmabatho Stadium in Mahikeng, for free even."

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In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the MKP removed former Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile from his role as the Youth League national coordinator.

The party confirmed the move to Briefly News but did not reveal the reason behind his axing. South Africans were relieved, and some believed Khanyile was not politically savvy.

Source: Briefly News

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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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