Law enforcement authorities have placed KwaZulu-Natal, where no political party is expected to win an outright majority, on high alert for post-election violence by disgruntled members of the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party.

It also follows an earlier Constitutional Court judgment that ruled that former president Jacob Zuma is ineligible to run for parliament in the general election due to his 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court in 2021. The Electoral Act bars anyone who has served prison time for more than 12 months from standing as an MP. Zuma, however, remains as the MK party’s representative on the election ballots...

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