Former president Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party has filed an urgent application at the Constitutional Court to overturn the 2024 national and provincial elections, in an unprecedented legal challenge that hands SA’s democratic institutions their biggest test yet.

The party, which derives its name from the military wing of the ANC during the apartheid era, is also seeking an order to prevent chief justice Raymond Zondo and secretary to parliament Xolile George from convening Friday’s first sitting of parliament at which the speaker and president will be elected...

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