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MK Party dismisses Jabulani Khumalo as ‘delusional’

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The MK Party has dismissed Jabulani Khumalo’s assertions that he remains the leader of the party as delusional.

 The party’s spokesperson, Nhlamulo Ndhlela, says Khumalo belongs in a psychiatric ward.

 Khumalo was spotted at the IEC’s Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Midrand at its launch yesterday, where he was met by a hail of questions from journalists, on his absence at MK Party’s rally in Johannesburg, his position in the party and his relationship with former president, Jacob Zuma.

 Khumalo, who is the founder of the party now led by Zuma, maintains he cannot be expelled from his party.

 Zuma expelled Khumalo due to allegations of misconduct and misusing party funds.

 The party, launched in December last year, will be contesting elections for the first-time next week and is already engulfed by leadership battles.

Khumalo has approached the Electoral Court, seeking Zuma’s removal as the face and leader of the party.

 He claims Zuma ascended to the position unlawfully and that a letter purported to be from him to the IEC confirming that Zuma will now take over the party was forged.

 Despite all the legal challenges, Khumalo says there’s no bad blood between him and Zuma.

 Ndhlela says they are at a point where their relationship with Khumalo cannot be repaired.

“One of the reasons we had to fire him is his questionable relationships with some senior members of the IEC. This man was trying to drive an agenda. We heard that they were trying to pay him to de-register the party,” says Ndhlela.

The MK Party spokesperson is adamant that they will not entertain Khumalo, even after the polls.

 He claims that Khumalo is, however, trying to have talks with the party in the background.

 

Political analyst, Professor Sam Koma, says what is currently unfolding in the MK Party mirrors the beginning of COPE’s disintegration.

 Koma says the MK Party should go to a national elective conference after the polls in a bid to bring some form of stability to the organisation.

 “The Jabulani matter is a political problem that needs a political solution. He should be honest with himself whether he wants to return to the party or he is using the courts to settle a political problem,” advises Professor Koma.

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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