Jacob Zuma Presents uMkhonto weSizwe Party, ANC Abandoned by Ex-SA President Ahead of 2024 Elections

Jacob Zuma Presents uMkhonto weSizwe Party, ANC Abandoned by Ex-SA President Ahead of 2024 Elections

  • Jacob Zuma extended an invitation to the media for a public announcement about his political future amid uncertainty about his future with the ANC
  • South Africa's former president and leader of the ANC made it clear that he has made a major political decision
  • South Africa speculated about whether his time at ANC was over and if he would join other parties, such as EFF

JOHANNESBURG - Jacob Zuma had South Africa curious before making his big announcement. The former leader of the ANC gathered the press in Soweto Johannesburg.

Jacob Zuma to make political change
Jacob Zuma left SA on edge before making a major announcement. Image: Gallo Images /PHhill Magakoe
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Before Jacob Zuma's address, people had wild guesses about what he was going to say. People guessed he may be leaving the ANC and starting his own political party.

Jacob Zuma makes anticipated announcement

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The former South African president Jacob Zuma, cemented his ANC exit. In a SABC News broadcast, a new party was presented: uMkhonto weSizwe. In a speech, he condemned Ramaphosa's ANC and said he'd vote for uMkhonto weSizwe come 2024, stating it was a "submit or fight" situation. He concluded:

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"This is to rescue the ANC, what I am doing."

Watch his address delivered by Duduzile Zuma in a live stream :

South Africa excited about Jacob Zuma

People debated whether or not Jacob Zuma would be joining the EFF. Others were convinced he might start with his party, but either move was good.

@ClaytonCouch_ hoped:

"EFF welcomes Jacob Zuma. Jacob Zuma will be unveiled as the new member of the EFF today."

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@Zoe_SZi wondered:

"Zuma supporters, if Jacob Zuma leaves the ANC, will you still support Cyril's ANC?"

@c_yar1 added:

"His majesty honorable Jacob Zuma will be addressing the nation today at 14:00. Hoping to hear good news."

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While the DA is topping lists regarding income for their election campaign, the ANC is reportedly going without enough money. Cyril explained what went wrong with ANC finances.

South Africans dismiss Msimang’s resignation as laughable

Briefly News previously reported that African National Congress veteran Mavuso Msimang has called it quits and cut ties with the ruling party. Msimang, a long-standing member of the military wing uMkhonto we Sizwe, said that he is leaving the party because it has failed to warn people and tackle corruption. South Africans turned on him and said that he was resigning because the ANC ship was sinking.

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Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko posted Msimang's resignation letter on his X, formerly Twitter, account @koko_matshela. The letter details why Msimang chose to leave the party.

According to Msimang, the ANC has failed to deal with corruption and has been plagued with corruption allegations against them. He also said that the ruling party failed to address poverty, revealing that four million people live in informal settlements.

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Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email: rutendo.masasi@briefly.co.za

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