Former ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza said on Tuesday morning that all the blame for the party’s ills could not be solely pinned on President Jacob Zuma, but that all six of the party’s top six officials “should go”. Khoza was speaking as a guest on Jacaranda FM’s breakfast show.
“You can’t really put all the blame on President Jacob Zuma. To be honest, I think the top six must go”, she said.
She also had harsh words for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC’s secretary-general, Gwede Matashe.
“I think those leaders — especially comrade Gwede Mantsashe, Zweli Mkhize and Ramaphosa — I really felt betrayed [by them]… When they came out in the open and said this reshuffling [of Cabinet] was something [they knew nothing about].
“A few days later they backtracked and forced us to protect and defend this man [Zuma] — that, to me, is the peril of indifference”.
Khoza also spoke about the leadership of the party and said something “fresh” was needed within the ANC. “When we had Nelson Mandela, OR Tambo and Albert Luthuli, the ANC was together,” she said.
According to Khoza, having different views promotes the diversity of voices and improves the quality of debate.
“We are not homogenous, we have fights and different views, but it is to enhance the quality of debate”
“I think the ANC has fulfilled its mission,” she said on Jacaranda FM.
“It is about time we as South Africans realise we need a new political platform that is going to be inclusive of everybody. Who or how it is going to come about, I do not know.” HuffPost