Makhosi Khoza's message to Zuma

By Faeza
19 July 2017

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In case something happens to her, ANC MP Makhosi Khoza - whose life has been threatened for publicly calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign - wants Zuma to know this.

"In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017. Mr President you must know that you are haunting the South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.

"Mr President, 11 million South Africans voted for you, and not just one million ANC members. You may wish to contest the ANC presidency in December 2017, but South Africa no longer needs you, Mr President.

"Please save South Africa, save jobs Mr President, save the economy and save women… I cannot even say more about how much you have violated the country’s Constitution."

Khoza received loud applause and a standing ovation after she made her passionate plea.

Khoza, who is the chairperson of Parliament's public service and administration portfolio committee, was speaking at the Conference for the Future of South Africa, where civil society organisations have gathered to forge a plan on how to fight state capture.

The one-day conference is taking place at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg.

Khoza sat on a panel, along with Prasa’s Popo Molefe, who has also received threats for doing his job.

Khoza said she knew that many were wondering what she, as an ANC Member of Parliament, was doing at this gathering.

Not holding anything back, a feisty Khoza said: "I have been associated with the African National Congress since I was 12 years old.

"I was taught to respect leadership directives. I was also socialised to view anything that comes from one's opponents with suspicion."

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