Jacob Zuma, the former South African president, and his newly formed party are in the race to nationalize land and financial institutions in South Africa. This bold move, outlined in the party’s campaign manifesto before the May 29 elections, holds the potential to bring about significant economic and social changes, fostering a sense of hope and optimism among the citizens.

Zuma, the former South African president and a popular figure in KwaZulu-Natal, the second-most populous province, experienced severe scandals during his nine years of administration. 

Zuma was accused of large-scale corruption, looting, and the diversion of billions of dollars of government funds into private accounts and for private use. 

His denials of the wrongdoings obstruct charges on the accusation. However, despite all allegations, Zuma, under the MKP party, can pull crowds to rallies in Gauteng, a province with the most registered voters.

Coalition Partners

On a WhatsApp call over the weekend, Zuma stated his willingness to liaise with parties of similar interest. He also tendered his apologies for his absence at two rallies held in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal, where thousands trooped out to see him.

Zuma stated in a ten-minute recording that having differences and different points of view is human but not at the expense of the country and the lives of every black man.

He further said, “Even if we vote differently for now, after the election, we must get together and talk, including those who are not yet sold on the vision and those we have not yet been able to approach; they must know that they must come back so we can work together so we can shape this country.” 

This strong commitment to unity and collaboration post-election is a reassuring sign of the party’s dedication to the country’s progress. 

This strong commitment to unity and collaboration post-election is a reassuring sign of the party’s dedication to the country’s progress. 

Zuma stated that the MKP’s plans are similar to those of the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters, the nation’s third biggest party. 

The MKP manifesto listed a few of its plans towards the development of South Africa. Some of these include 

  • Nationalizing mines, ArcelorMittal South Africa and Sasol.
  • Replacing the Constitution with a parliamentary system 
  • A basic income grant for unemployed 
  • In addition to old-age pension grants from R2000 to R4500, there are many more.


Ojeyemi Adeleye
Ojeyemi Adeleye
I am Ojeyemi Adeleye, a theatre arts graduate of the University of Ilorin and a masters degree holder in Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity. I am a content writer who believes the world can be brought to your doorsteps through writing.

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