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Zuma’s ‘Girlfriend’ in Parliament? Backlash as Phindile Gwala is Sworn in as MK Party MP

Former Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala caused a furorre on social media when it was alleged that she has made a career switch from the small screen to politics and that she had been sworn in as a member of Parliament for the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party.

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58 MK Party Members Finally Sworn In as MPs

Gwala was present when the 58 members of the MK Party who did not attend the recent swearing-in ceremony for all elected MPs hosted by Parliament just over a week ago.

Among those sworn in was the impeached Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, who will serve as the party’s Chief Whip and Parliamentary leader. ANC member and corruption-accused Zizi Kodwa was also sworn in.

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‘Fresh Faces’ or ‘Zuma Cronies’? Mzansi Weighs in As Phindile Gwala is “Sworn-in” As MK Party MP

The pictures of Phindile Gwala in parliament sparked mixed reactions on X (formerly Twitter). While some congratulated her on the milestone, others suggested that her appointment was not based on merit but rather a reward for her relationship with former President and MK party leader Jacob Zuma. Some welcomed her addition to parliament, citing her age and this being her first foray into politics. However, others questioned how she ended up in parliament, as they had not seen or heard of her campaigning for the MK Party.

Here are some of the reactions:


Well done to her. She just graduated with a BCom a few months back


We have been asking for fresh minds, young people in parliament for long, this is something for a change.


Zuma likes them young, & he rewards them with MK parli seats


The power of nyash


Her acress career just took a knock in anyway. After all, we all have to provide for our families🤦‍♂️🫣


She’s a member of MK party too? Where’s Zuluboy ke who went through a lot trying to rewrite a known history about Zuma. His lies didn’t help him at all shame.


When it’s time to work they push the ground forces… when it’s time for positions they get failed judges, skayqueens etc 😆 😂


That’s why I’ll never be a foot soldier of any political party, all those voting cattle and lootists that defend Zuma with their lives are cast aside in favor of celebrities that did nothing for the party

It turns out that Gwala was in parliament not as a member of the MK Party. She issued a statement saying that she was at the swearing-in ceremony, not as an MK party member, but as a gesture of support for her spiritual mother and friend, Bishop Nokwethemba Mtshweni, who is a member of the MK party.

By Tayana