Makhosi Khoza has announced her resignation from the ANC.
“I want to say goodbye to the new alien and corrupt ANC. I quit,” she said at a media briefing at the Lilliesleaf farm in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“I will not be led by leaders who lost legitimacy and credibility.”
“So it is not with a heavy heart that I have to say that this is no longer the ANC that I know. This ANC is alien and corrupt.
She told those gathered at the briefing that she had been inundated with calls from members of the ANC who told her they believed the party could self-correct
“I don’t believe the ANC can self-correct,” an emotional Khoza said.
“This self-correction is not coming. There’s no chance to survive unless as [ANCWL president] Bathabile Dlamini calls it, you have smallernyana skeletons.”
Khoza, one of the ANC’s MPs, has been criticised by some of her comrades for speaking out against the party’s president Jacob Zuma. She was also hurled before a disciplinary hearing by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal after she announced that she would vote according to her conscience in a motion of no confidence against Zuma.
Khoza has not yet named the anti-corruption organisation she is joining, but confirmed that she will not start her own political party.