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Jacob Zuma Rallies Support in Soweto for Upcoming General Election

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Ayize claire

May 20, 2024

Former President Showcases Strength with New Party uMkhonto weSizwe, Challenging ANC's Dominance

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa, campaigning in Zuma's home province of KwaZulu-Natal, prioritized job creation and warned against underestimating small parties like MK. The ANC, seeking a seventh term, has seen a resurgence in support recently, with the Social Research Foundation projecting it might surpass the 50% mark, despite Ipsos
Former South African President Jacob Zuma displayed a show of strength in Soweto as he campaigned for votes leading up to the May 29 general election

In a vibrant rally at Orlando Stadium, Zulu warriors, men in camouflage, and entertainers like rapper Big Zulu and disco icon Papa Penny engaged the near-capacity crowd. Zuma's supporters highlighted Papa Penny's presence as a significant move to challenge perceptions that Zuma's support is limited to his Zulu ethnic group.


Zuma's daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, a key figure in his new party, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), emphasized their mission to unite Africa and South Africa. The rally in Soweto, a historic ANC stronghold and symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle, underscored the challenge the ANC faces from MK and other opposition parties.


Current President Cyril Ramaphosa, campaigning in Zuma's home province of KwaZulu-Natal, prioritized job creation and warned against underestimating small parties like MK. The ANC, seeking a seventh term, has seen a resurgence in support recently, with the Social Research Foundation projecting it might surpass the 50% mark, despite Ipsos polls showing only 40% support.


Zuma, ousted by Ramaphosa in 2018 and sentenced to 15 months in 2021 for contempt of court, has faced legal challenges regarding his eligibility to serve as a lawmaker. MK remains determined to contest the election, with plans to amend the constitution if necessary to allow Zuma's participation.


The ANC, leveraging its historic role in ending apartheid, continues to rally support in key provinces, aiming to secure a decisive victory in the upcoming election.

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