DURBAN – African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Makhosi Khoza says the KwaZulu-Natal leadership will have to explain why she is being singled out for disciplinary action despite her peers also raising concerns about President Jacob Zuma.
Khoza has taken to her Facebook page to react to charges laid against her by the party in KwaZulu-Natal, saying she is being persecuted for no longer tolerating corruption looting and a growing kleptocracy.
The ANC MP will be appearing before a disciplinary committee on 10 September.
Khoza says the current ANC no longer puts the people first nor do its members live the values of the organisation.
She says the party has chosen to selectively apply sections of the organisations constitution to quell any voices of discontent.
In the charge sheet sent to Khoza, the KwaZulu-Natal ANC has used her comments on Facebook as evidence to prove that she has directly attacked the organisation and undermined the principle of democratic centrism.
A post made by the MP on 21 July where she speaks about the legitimacy of the current provincial leadership, is described as being defiant of the political authority.
Khoza wrote: “The ANC will need to explain why I am being singled out. As a life-long and loyal member of the ANC, I respect the processes of the organisation and I will attend the disciplinary hearing, as is required.
“I’m being persecuted because I can no longer tow the party line. I cannot accept corruption, looting, a disregard for the people who brought us to power and the propping up of growing Kleptocracy.”