Lira threatens to sue MK party

While former President Jacob Zuma-led uMkhonto WeSizwe Party (MKP) is busy mopping with the ANC on the floor over legal issues, it is soon going to be dealing with one internationally acclaimed Imbokodo. Hardly a month after it was announced that singer Lira is back after a hiatus, she is already fighting to keep her name away from controversy.







The award-winning singer and songwriter Lira, real Lerato Moipone Molapo, is promising to take the MKP to the cleaners for associating her brand with the new party. It was announced recently on social media that Lira is part of MK Party. The Feel Good singer has expressed how disappointed she is at the MKP for using her pictures to promote their party. She made it clear to her more than one million followers that she has not joined MK and is not affiliated with any political parties for that matter. Her public relations team quickly released a statement where the songstress squashed the rumours. She said: “I wish to confirm that I have no affiliation with MK Party. I have not endorsed them or become an MKP member. Any information to the contrary is fake news and I am exploring my legal options about the unlawful use of my image and name.”


Lira, who suffered stroke in Frankfurt, Germany, in March 2022, is on a mend. Lira lost her speech and was later diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension.