Makhosi Khoza: There is no way the ANC can self-correct

Khoza says the ruling party has failed to remove what she has described as a 'morally handicapped' head of state and is incapable of self-correcting.

Dr Makhosi Khoza at The Gathering on the ANC's elective conference on 23 November 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

DURBAN - Former African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza says corruption has thrived in the party due to divisions created in society and has called on citizens to unite.

Khoza was speaking at an event in Durban on Wednesday.

She says the ANC must be honest about the state of the organisation because it is losing power fast.

“You lost Johannesburg and it doesn’t say anything to you? You lost four metros out of eight in one election and you think things are normal? Hang on one second.”

Khoza says the ruling party has failed to remove what she has described as a “morally handicapped” head of state and is incapable of self-correcting.

“There is no way that the ANC can self-correct. There is just no way.”

Khoza says the ANC is disillusioned about how much power it still yields in society and missed an important moment on 7 April.

“All we want is for you to remove this extremely handicapped head of state.”

Khoza says if corruption continues at this scale, citizens will revolt.

“If we continue to ignore the pain, poverty and suffering of our people, just like the Berlin Wall, the people in Alex will walk into Sandton and pull down those walls.”

Khoza made her first public appearance since resigning from the ANC and Parliament earlier this year.

She is now going to lead a new political party named “Change” ahead of the 2019 elections.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)