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‘I’m being persecuted for my stance against corruption’

Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says she’s not surprised by the ruling party’s decision to remove her as a committee chairperson.

FILE: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Outspoken African National Congress (ANC) MP Makhosi Khoza says the ruling party’s decision to axe her as chair of a parliamentary committee is punishment for taking a stance against corruption.

She’s been removed with immediate effect as the head of the portfolio committee on public service and administration.

The backlash follows Khoza’s support for a secret vote during a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, which failed, but was supported by some ANC MPs.

Khoza says she’s not surprised by the ANC’s decision to remove her as a committee chairperson because the party is targeting members it believes supported last week’s motion to unseat the president.

“I’m being persecuted for that, as well as for my consistent stance on corruption but I have no control over the decision taken by the ANC.”

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu’s office says the internal conflict that led to Khoza’s axing was directly related to her “public attacks on the ANC leadership”.

A reshuffling of ANC members of the portfolio committee is also on the cards.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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