Bernadette Wicks19 March 2024 | 5:31

ANC and MK party set to square off in Electoral Court

The ANC argues the MK Party did not follow due processes when it registered with the IEC, saying the registration should be nullified.

ANC and MK party set to square off in Electoral Court


JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) and the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party are squaring off in the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.

The governing party wants the court to review and set aside the MK Party's registration with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).

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The ANC said the new formation didn't follow due process during its plans to contest the 29 May elections.

In its papers, the ANC says after the MK party’s application for registration was initially rejected because it didn’t meet the prescribed requirements, it then unlawfully supplemented its application, instead of submitting a new one.

The IEC, however, maintained this was all above board, as does the MK Party, which expressed its confidence ahead of Tuesday’s case.

“We’re quite confident that the IEC has done its duty and followed their due process as per the act,” said spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela.

Ndhlela believes they will emerge victorious and is adamant that they will appear on the ballot for the upcoming elections.