MK Party Invites Inkatha Freedom Party to Coalition Talks

MK Party Invites Inkatha Freedom Party to Coalition Talks

  • The Mkhonto WeSizwe Party reportedly extended an invitation to coalition talks with the Inkatha Freedom Party
  • The statement revealed that the MK Party had identified similarities between it and the IFP and should meet to discuss how to govern KwaZulu-Natal
  • MK Party's Nhlamulo Ndhlela confirmed that the statement is from the party
  • South Africans discussed the ramifications of a coalition between the two parties, and some mocked the statement's English

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JOHANNESBURG— The MK Party has allegedly invited the Inkatha Freedom Party to discuss how best to govern the KwaZulu-Natal province.

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The MKP invited the IFP to coalition talks
The MKP wants a coalition with the IFP in KZN. Image: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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The MKP is open to coalition talks with the Inkatha Freedom Party.

MK allegedly invites IFP to coalition talks

According to a statement @ZANewsFlash shared on his X account, the MK Party believes it has ideologies and interests similar to those of the Inkatha Freeom Party. These include restoring the Zulu Kingdom's dignity, accelerating service delivery to communities, and transforming the province into a major economic hub.

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Based on these, both political parties should meet and discuss how a coalition could help govern the province effectively. View the statement here:

MK Party confirms the statement

The MK Party's Nhlamulo Ndhlela confirmed with Briefly News that the statement is from the MK Party.

South Africans analyse the statement

Netizens poked holes in the party's alleged proposal and the statement's writing quality.

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Cllr_Welekazi said:

"Grammarly pro version needed ASAP. What is this mess?"

Nicola said:

"But we will ignore the constitution and judiciary."

Chiwenga Murozvi asked:

"If they have common purposes, why didn't Zuma join the IFP?"

Bongani Kunene agreed with the MK Party.

"This is the coalition that will make sense in KZN. KZN people have picked sides and rejected the ANNC. The electorate must be respected by all."

Lord Spencer said:

"Both the ANC and the DA want to scrap Ingonyama Trust. Let's see if the IFP will sell out."

Bheka kaNhlangothi said:

"It's a pity Inkatha leaders are bought like Ramaphosa, so they're stuck in the middle, and their bosses want them to work with the ANC and DA."

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The MKP received 43.68% of the votes in KwaZulu-Natal, while the IFP received 19.97%.

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