Khoza: Calls from within ANC for me to be charged with ill-discipline

Khoza told reporters on the sidelines of the ANC's recent policy conference she was in favour of a secret vote.

FILE: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza in Parliament. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza says she is facing calls from within her party for her to be charged with ill-discipline after she spoke out in favour of a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma next month.

Khoza was taking part in a debate in Cape Town organised by #UniteBehind, a coalition of NGOs on Tuesday evening.

Khoza told reporters on the sidelines of the ANC's recent policy conference she was in favour of a secret vote and wrote to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete asking her to ensure there was one.

The party's official position is that it will not vote with the opposition on 8 August.

But Khoza has been vocal about leadership problems in the ruling party.

She says she and her daughter have received death threats.

“You can go through all those 20,000 or whatever of the Gupta emails and you will not find my name there and I don’t understand what is the concept of ill-discipline. One of the things that some may not appreciate is that the intimidation is real.”

She told reporters afterwards that the ANC has yet to formally charge her.

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa and political scientist Professor Steven Friedman are also taking part.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)