Former Outspoken ANC MP Joins Outa

PICTURE: Simphiwe Mbokazi/ANA

By Dumezweni Ndweni

JOHANNESBURG: Khoza joins the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) as an executive director to head the organisation’s local government programme.

The former ANC MP who resigned last year from the party after making headlines for publicly speaking out against the party and then president Jacob Zuma. She then started her own party African Democratic Change (AdeC).

Not long after she resigned from politics altogether two weeks ago, Khoza made the announcement this morning.

”I am actually very excited, it’s been something that has been bothering me for a very long time that local government is very neglected and I feel that Outa has began a very important journey for local citizens of South Africa,” Khoza said.

Khoza starts her new job as an executive on June 1. 

Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage announced the appointment on Friday, and described Khoza as a champion that has stood up against corruption. 

“She is bold, courageous and comes with a history and experience that suits this role within Outa,” he said. 

Khoza said she was excited about the new role and tackling issues affecting citizens away from politics. 

“It just makes more sense to make a difference in South Africa by empowering citizens on grassroots level and addressing maladministration and corruption in municipalities, free from politics. The intention here is to make a significant impact through civil society and not making noises in Parliament,” she said.

Khoza resigned as ANC MP last year following her unhappiness with the direction of the party and corruption that plagued its ranks.