No Parly walk-in for Zuma- orders ConCourt

MK Party leader Jacob Zuma, will not stand for election to Parliament.

This was the unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Leona Theron on Monday morning.

The Constitutional Court ruled that the 15 months sentence it previously imposed on him for contempt bars him from standing for election.

Concourt found that Zuma was neither eligible nor qualified to stand for election.

 “Mr Zuma was convicted of an offence and sentenced to more than 12 months imprisonment for purposes of section 47(1)(e) and is not eligible to be a member of and not qualified to stand for election to Parliament,” the judgement said.

The Concourt overturned the decision of the electoral court which had found that Zuma’s sentence could not be regarded as a sentence as envisaged in the section. The matter was appealed by the IEC.

So, its back to the drawing board for MK Party and its leadership- as they had hoped Zuma would be the face and voice in Parliament, for the second time.

‘Msholozi’– his clan name- this past weekend addressed 40-000 strong supporters at Orlando Stadium, in his mother tongue- isiZulu.

This is a victory for the IEC as national elections takes place next week Wednesday 29, 2024.

Image (JG Zuma, seen addressing MK Party supporters, will not stand for election to Parly).

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