Makhosi Khoza quits ‘alien and corrupt’ ANC

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza. Picture: Gallo Images

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza. Picture: Gallo Images

Khoza says she will not be joining the Democratic Alliance or starting her own political party.

Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has announced she is leaving the governing party to join civil society organisations in their fight against corruption.

Addressing the media on Thursday morning at Liliesleaf Farm, northern Johannesburg, Khoza said the ANC she grew up in had become an “alien and corrupt” party she no longer recognised. However, she said she was not leaving the values and mission of the organisation.

“I am joining the people who want to protect the beauty of our South Africa,” said Khoza. “I am joining the new anti-corruption movement of society and faith-based organisations.”

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal last month charged Khoza with ill-discipline for contravening the ANC’s disciplinary code after she publicly criticised the party and called on President Jacob Zuma to step down over a slew of corruption scandals that have engulfed his presidency.

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