The ANC former MP Makhosi Khoza has once again related her concern over the state of the ruling party and the roles of the ANC top six play in its destruction.
Dr Khoza had on Tuesday morning blamed the ANC top six for the party’s ills, saying Zuma alone should not shoulder the blame.
She said all top six officials which consist of Zuma‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ Gwede Mantashe‚ Jessie Duarte‚ Zweli Mkhize and Baleka Mbete must leave before the governing ANC would regain its political stance in Society.
“You can’t really put all the blame on President Jacob Zuma. To be honest, I think the ANC top six must go”, she said, pointing out Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize as those who have truly betrayed the organisation.
“I really felt betrayed [by them]… When they came out in the open and said this reshuffling [of Cabinet] was something [they knew nothing about]. A few days later they backtracked and forced us to protect and defend this man [Zuma] — that, to me, is the peril of indifference,” she said.
Khoza who earlier announced her leave from the governing ANC following threats to her life after she openly supported the move by the opposition parties, for Jacob Zuma to be impeached.
She has so far remained partyless as she is yet to decide what party she would henceforth belong to. However, the former MP is set to deliver the Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening where she is expected that she will make an announcement about her political future.
“We have seen how the ANC [is] willing to deploy severely incompetent employees to strategic departments… I am told that this ANC can still self-correct. This new, alien ANC is delusional if they think they could.”
“During the last few months of persecution, I had to humble myself in front of my ANC leaders in order to plan my solution.”
Khoza further reiterated her stance about leaving the ANC, saying she is sure her late husband will also be excited she did so as long as she stood for what was right.
My late husband, Ntela Sikhosana‚ who left me on this earth with young children at the age of 28‚ would want me to stand up. We both knew that to unshackle our people‚ especially from the very comrades we fought side by side with‚ require men and women of honour and integrity.” she said.
According to Khoza, having different views promotes the diversity of voices and improves the quality of debate.
“We are not homogenous, we have fights and different views, but it is to enhance the quality of debate,” she said.