SEDIBENG – Newly-formed political party, MK (Mkhonto weSizwe), only wants to win votes. Everything else will come after the elections.
That is according to the party’s chief campaigner, former Mzansi president and ex-jailbird, Jacob Zuma, who visited the Vaal region on Sunday 11, February 2024.
“What’s important is to have the two-thirds majority votes at the elections. When we win, we will then build structures,” he said.
Zuma’s new party has no permanent structures, with all structures being interim.
“We [MK Party] are having interim structures, no one is permanent. When we head to the conference, from national to the branches, we won’t choose someone we don’t fully know. Even after they are selected, we would ask people who know the person better to scrutinize the person,” he said.
The former ANC president emphasized this view during his visit to the Rivers of Living Waters Ministries under the stewardship of embattled Archbishop, Stephen Zondo, in Evaton for the morning service.
Addressing the gathered congregants at church following several speakers who prompted their support, Zuma said when they start electing leaders, they will not elect someone with no track record, saying leaders will face intense internal vetting before being assigned to leadership posts.
“We are going to create firm rules because a party without stern rules hosts cruel leaders,” he said.
In a new twist, the church’s head pastor Zondo said their support will be conveyed to Zuma.
“I want to thank the Lord who showered his grace upon the people of Evaton and allowed Nxamalala to be in our presence. We thank you for coming to our home, Nxamalala. You once came to our church when there was nothing on the floor and the church was dusty because you are a people-person,” said the man facing several charges including sexual assault.
“We love you; we will continue to pray for you and support you, Nxamalala. We are happy that you have come back,” he said.
The ex-convict former president later convoyed to Saul Tsotetsi Sports Centre where dozens of his followers parked a marquee tent to listen to his campaign speech during a much-anticipated rally.