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Parliament Cancels Flights and Accommodation for MK Party Members Amid Boycott

Parliament has canceled all travel and accommodation bookings for MK party members due to their announced boycott of the first sitting, citing unresolved election irregularities.

In a significant development, Parliament has decided to cancel all travel arrangements and accommodation bookings for members of the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party ahead of its first sitting. This decision follows the MK party’s announcement that it will boycott the sitting due to what it claims are numerous unresolved irregularities in the recent elections.

The MK party, which secured 58 seats in the election, has raised concerns about the integrity of the electoral process, asserting that the elections were neither free nor fair. As a result, the party seeks to interdict the first parliamentary sitting to address these grievances.

In response, parliamentary officials have deemed it prudent to cancel the MK party members’ travel and accommodation bookings. According to Parliament, this move aims to prevent unnecessary and wasteful expenditure, especially since the MK party has publicly declared its intention not to participate in the first session.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary administration is actively making travel arrangements for all other incoming Members of Parliament (MPs) to ensure a smooth and efficient start to the legislative term. This situation underscores the ongoing tensions and challenges in the political landscape, with the MK party’s stance potentially affecting the functioning and dynamics of Parliament.

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