Sisulu: ANC needs people like Makhosi Khoza

Khoza has been vocal in her belief that President Jacob Zuma should be removed from office.

FILE: ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu at an event in Kliptown on 22 July 2017. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says that she is saddened by Makhosi Khoza's resignation because the African National Congress (ANC) needs people of courage like her.

Khoza announced that she's quitting the party on Thursday during an emotional speech, where she hit out at ANC leaders and warned that the party is beyond saving.

Khoza has been vocal in her belief that President Jacob Zuma should be removed from office.

Sisulu says that the news that Khoza has resigned has saddened her.

“I’m really saddened by it because I think we need people of courage to stand up and say: this far and no further.”

She says the party needs people like Khoza.

“The ANC needs people of courage because it is them who are able to tell us when we go wrong and got the ANC to where we are.”

The Minister says that just like Chris Hani was critical of the ANC and helped put the party on a good path, Khoza should have also been given the space to speak out against the wrongs in the organisation.

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(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)