Makhosi Khoza unsure why she's still an ANC member

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says that South Africans must reject the ANC if the ruling party is going to behave like the apartheid government.

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza speaks at the Ruth First Roundtable discussion at Wits University on 17 August 2017. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Makhosi Khoza says South Africa can't tolerate an ANC that will do the things the apartheid government did.

She was speaking at the Ruth First Memorial Lecture roundtable at Wits University after being removed as the chairperson of the Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration.

She says despite what is happening to her and to the ANC, she remains hopeful about the future of the country.

Khoza says South Africans must reject the ANC if the ruling party is going to behave like the apartheid government.

She says she battled with what she called blind brand syndrome with the ANC.

“Where you followed the trend. I know that the thing that made me join the party is no longer there. But you know that brand, that liberation struggle brand is still with me.”

Khoza says she doesn’t really know why she's still a member of the party.

“I’m not sure if I’m able to answer it today. It’s something that I’m asking myself as well.”

She says that looking at the Gupta leaked emails and almost 80% of the ANC leadership being implicated, she understands she stands as a lone voice.