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ANC Slams Threats Of Violence By uMkhonto Wesizwe Party Affiliate (Video)

He highlighted the influence that former President Zuma wields in the country and suggested that any violence or riots would be a consequence of the ANC's attempts to remove the MKP from the ballot paper.

The African National Congress (ANC) has strongly condemned the recent threats of violence made by Visvin Reddy, an affiliate of the uMkhonto Wesizwe Party (MKP).

In a video shared on social media, Reddy, who is now aligned with the African Democratic Change party, can be heard threatening riots and anarchy if the MKP is not included on the May 29 election ballot sheets.

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In response to these threats, the ANC issued a statement expressing concern and emphasising that such actions undermine the foundations of democracy.

Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri, the ANC national spokesperson, stated that “the threats of anarchy, riots, and the disruption of elections are not only reckless but also pose a direct threat to the institutions of democracy and the people of South Africa.”

Reddy has since retracted his earlier comments, stating that he did not intend for his sentiments to be taken out of context.

He highlighted the influence that former President Zuma wields in the country and suggested that any violence or riots would be a consequence of the ANC’s attempts to remove the MKP from the ballot paper.

The ANC and the MKP have been engaged in a legal battle over the use of the name and trademark, uMkhonto Wesizwe.

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The ANC argues that the use of their apartheid-era military wing’s name and likeness may mislead the public into believing a connection between the MKP and the governing party.

The ANC’s legal dispute regarding the uMkhonto Wesizwe trademark is scheduled to be heard on March 19 at the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein. The outcome of this case will determine the future use of the logo and trademark by the MKP.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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