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Tuesday, 02 July 2024 07:27

MK Party rocked by another resignation as SG Arthur Zwane quits.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) has been rocked by another resignation, this time around from the secretary-general Arthur Zwane.

Zwane has resigned from the party citing too much workload in the office.

In a letter sent on Monday to party leader Jacob Zuma, Zwane detailed his reasons for stepping down.

"In the last two weeks I have realised that the volume of work in my office is huge and beyond my limits, especially because I have other competing business interests that I'm pursuing.

"I'm humbled by the confidence you had in me, starting from being DSG and later SG. I'll be available to handover to the new appointed SG at any determined time," Zwane said.

The Zuma loyalist said he will also be available to help with other "organizational matters" on a part time basis.

Shortly before the May 29 elections, legal adviser, advocate Mashudu Tshivhase tendered his resignation. His resignation followed party founder Jabulani Khumalo's expulsion.

On 12 June 2024, the party announced that Sihle Ngubane, the former Secretary-General, expressed his intention to transition to a parliamentary role.

Zwane's sudden resignation has thrown the party into a period of introspection and uncertainty. In less than a month, the MK Party has undergone two significant leadership changes, posing challenges for its internal stability.

Zuma has since appointed Sifiso Maseko to replace Zwane with immediate effect. Maseko was the MK Party's treasurer-general.

Fullview has learned that members of the National Assembly and other provincial legislatures who are close to Zuma were selected and sworn in, leaving some MK Party members unhappy.

It is believed that there is now an internal revolt among those who have actively campaigned for the ANC splinter grouping. They are angry that they were overlooked.