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SACP flag. Image: @SACP1921

SACP will not recognise MK Party

The SACP has accused the newly formed MK Party of having imposter syndrome and says its will only recognise the Military Veterans

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SACP flag. Image: @SACP1921

The South African Communist Party(SACP) has come out to publicly reject the newly formed Umkhonto Wesizwe Party(MK Party) and says it will not recognise it as a legitimate organisation.


Speaking at the 29 annual Joe Slovo Commemoration Day event in Soweto, SACP secretary-general Solly Mapaila, says that the only MK they will recognise is the MK Liberation War Veterans.

“Today, we want to use this opportunity to reaffirm our recognition of the MK Liberation War Veterans as the only legitimate association and voice of bona fide former MK commanders and rank-and-file members” says Mapaila.

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Mapaila adds that its former leader Slovo and other MK veterans such as Moses Mabhida, OR Tambo, Dorothy Nyembe, Chris Hani are turning in their graves.

“A grouping, supported by one former President of the ANC, has clothed their newly found a party with the name of the MK to contest elections like a wolf in a sheep skin. We denounce this impostor syndrome” Mapaila added.


Since the launch of the party in December, with former president Jacob Zuma showed his support of MK Party, the party has gained some popularity on social media, with many rushing to its website.

The party has claimed to have as many as 4 million people trafficking its website just days after its launch.

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The party has been holding various rallies across the province, with the former president speaking at a rally in Newcastle.

In Durban this weekend, there has been rallies held in Hammersdale, in the outer west of Durban as well as KwaMashu.