Khoza 'playing to the gallery' in ditching hearing - Mantashe

2017-09-10 20:00
Dr Makhosi Khoza. (Lindile Mbontsi, Gallo Images, Daily Sun)

Dr Makhosi Khoza. (Lindile Mbontsi, Gallo Images, Daily Sun)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe has rubbished ANC MP Makhosi Khoza's fears that her disciplinary hearing was an opportunity for an ambush.

Speaking at the Oliver Tambo memorial lecture in Vosloorus, about 30km south of Johannesburg on Sunday, Mantashe said the ANC would have been playing to the gallery if they would have allowed Khoza to determine the venue for the hearings.

Mantashe said he was asked by a journalist why the ANC did not consider Khoza's claims that her life would be in danger if the disciplinary hearings were held on Sunday.

"I said don't change the venue because it's playing to the gallery. I did not want her to get a gallery, she must go to the hearings. Finish."

READ: Khoza threatened again, disciplinary process postponed

Mantashe said he instructed the ANC in KZN to continue the hearings as planned.

He said the journalist conceded that the venue was harmless and that Khoza had nothing to fear.

"The journalist said: 'You are right. There is no threat, it's peaceful and the work will be done properly.'"

Khoza has been charged with bringing the party into disrepute by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.

She had earlier said that the time and venue for her disciplinary hearings had made her suspicious because no meeting of this type was held on a Sunday.

Her hearing was adjourned on Sunday due to threats against her, News24 earlier reported.

Khoza failed to pitch up for her disciplinary hearings on Sunday with her representative, the ANC's Smanga Sethene, indicating that her absence was a result of threats that emerged on Saturday evening, the ANC said in a statement.

The disciplinary committee said it had given Khoza an opportunity to come to pre-trial hearings prior to Sunday.

Her hearing was postponed to next Sunday, September 17.

Read more on:    anc  |  makhosi khoza  |  gwede mantashe  |  johannesburg  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

/Africa
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.