Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Renowned FeesMustFall campaigner, Bonginkosi Khanyile, has assumed the role of national coordinator and volunteer in chief for the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party, leading its youth ground forces in the lead-up to the 2024 general elections. This appointment follows Khanyile’s expulsion from the Patriotic Alliance (PA) a month ago for attending an MK party event featuring former President Jacob Zuma in December.

Khanyile, previously associated with the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) before joining the PA, has also faced accusations of inciting unrest in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in July 2021. According to Thanduxolo Dyodo, MK’s Acting Secretary General, Khanyile’s appointment stems from a thorough evaluation of youth-related challenges, deeming him well-equipped to lead.

Dyodo emphasized Khanyile’s credentials and consciousness, stating that his role would involve coordinating efforts to unite the youth under the MK Party’s banner. The agenda aims to focus on issues such as free education, universal employment, combating substance abuse, addressing gender-based violence, and other societal concerns.

As the election campaign gains momentum, Dyodo urged young people to register to vote for the MK Party. The final voter registration drive by the Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa is scheduled for February 3 and 4, with the first registration weekend having taken place on November 18 and 19.

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