MK Party Members Allegedly Clash Outside of KZN Legislature Over List of Candidates

MK Party Members Allegedly Clash Outside of KZN Legislature Over List of Candidates

  • Members of the MK Party allegedly clashed outside of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature in Pietermaritzburg on 13 June
  • The incident happened between two factions led by MK leaders, both of whom wanted to submit their lists
  • South Africans were not stunned by the allegations, and some believed that the party would disintegrate

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.

MK Party members allegedly clashed outside of the KZN Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg
MK Party members allegedly locked horns because of candidate lists. Image: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images
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PIETERMARITZBURG, KWAZULU-NATAL – Two factions from the MK Party allegedly locked horns on 123 June outside of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Pietermaritzburg ahead of the election of a new government.

MK members allegedly clash

According to Scrolla.Africa, members of the faction led by Nhlanhla Ngidi, who was axed as the provincial convener, and another group of members claimed their lists were legitimate, with one group reportedly claiming party president Jacob Zuma put theirs together.

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Ngidi reportedly tried to give the list to the legislature secretary, Nerusha Naidoo, while the others wanted to give her the list. The opposing Ngidi's group reportedly clashed with him and accused him of having no authority to represent the MK party at any government level. Ngidi fought back and said he was the legitimate authority to submit the list of candidates. Naidoo allegedly told them to resolve their issues before coming back to submit the list.

South Africans not pleased with MK

Netizens commenting on @ZANewsFlash's tweet were unhappy with the actions of MKP's members.

T-Mac said:

"The MK Party will self-destruct. One thing about Zuma is that he has no experience in unifying an organisation. Factions are all he knows."

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Mokone said:

"All because of the so-called chess master."

Pule Ledwaba said:

"It's all about the Benjamins, not the people of KZN."

Bhambatha said:

"At the age of 83, the madala is still causing havoc."

MK Party supporters clash with Jabulani Khumalo's security

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that supporters of the MK Party pelleted Jabulani Khumalo's security detail with objects.

Khumalo was trying to leave the courthouse after his appearance when the clash happened. In the ensuing chaos, the security driver hit a stationary car while trying to escape.

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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: