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Jacob Zuma, leader of MK Party. Image: @ali_naka/X

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MK Party’s fortunes boosted by diamond dealer in Gauteng

Former President Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto Wesizwe party is gaining ground in Gauteng.

20-03-24 15:58
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Jacob Zuma, leader of MK Party. Image: @ali_naka/X

Former President Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto Wesizwe party is gaining ground in Gauteng.

On Saturday evening, at the Maslow Times Square in Pretoria, former president Jacob Zuma captivated a crowd assembled by diamond dealer Louis Liebenberg.

DIAMOND DEALER LOUIS LIEBENBERG BOLSTERS MK’S INFLUENCE IN GAUTENG

At the conference at the upmarket conference centre, a hotspot for the city’s elite, Liebenberg listened intently as Zuma addressed the crowd, pledging that white people would be protected under the uMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party’s rule.

Liebenberg is known to help Zuma with a lot of things. He once gave Zuma cows and co- funded his court case against prosecutor Billy Downer and journalist Karyn Maughan.

According to Daily Maverick following the meeting with Liebenberg, the MK party continued its weekend activities by organizing a recruitment drive in Mapleton the next day, showcasing Ekurhuleni’s increasing backing.

MK is confronted with two court cases from a nervous ANC, contesting its registration by the Electoral Commission and its use of the name uMkhonto Wesizwe.

ZUMA APPEALS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MK PARTY FUND

According to IOL former president Jacob Zuma has approached members of the public to assist with donations with the MK Party.

Zuma has taken to social media to launch the MK party’s official fundraising initiative.

IOL reported that the MK Party is encountering legal obstacles initiated by the ANC concerning the utilization of the name and emblem of the defunct liberation army.

Representatives of the party, including spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela and youth leader Bonginkosi Khanyile, have often mentioned that the party lacks connections to wealthy business figures.

The former president posted a video on X. pleading to South Africans to assist in fundraising for the MK Party.

Zuma said the party wanted to use money that came from ordinary people and did not want to rely on the funds from the “wrong people”.

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