ANC MPs who boycotted Khoza-led committee could face disciplinary action

The MPs are refusing to be led by Khoza who has been outspoken about leadership problems within the ruling party.

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CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPs) who boycotted a parliamentary committee because it’s chaired by Makhosi Khoza, could find themselves in trouble with their party for defying instructions.

They absconded despite an instruction from Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu telling them they had to attend.

The MPs are refusing to be led by Khoza who has been outspoken about leadership problems within the ruling party.

The five ANC MPs wrote to Mthembu earlier on Tuesday, saying they object to being led by Khoza.

The backlash follows last week’s failed motion of no confidence in the president, which was supported by some ANC members.

ANC parliamentarian, Nyami Booi, has distanced himself from his colleagues’ letter.

“So the chief whip is very clear that I had to come to the meeting.”

Mthembu’s office has responded angrily to the boycott.

In a scathing statement, the Chief Whip’s office has accused the MPs of gross ill-discipline.

The MPs will now be referred to the caucus disciplinary committee.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)