The ANC’s ‘loyal rebel’

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Loke Mo­foka Free State I started to know Makhosi Khoza when she presided over the panel that in­ter­viewed can­di­dates for the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor’s post. She was so in­de­pen­dent and ob­jec­tive. Then came the ad hoc com­mit­tee on the SABC where she dis­played her pro­fes­sional prow­ess. I was not sur­prised when she ap­pre­ci­ated the march of April 7, much to the dis­may of a lot of the ap­pre­hen­sive ANC mem­bers. She re­minded me of Thuli Madon­sela. I then said she is ma­te­rial for the pres­i­dency. No ANC mem­ber is like her. You only have to take Cyril Ramaphosa, Gwede Man­tashe, Zweli Mkhize and Jack­son Mthembu, who re­treated once Ja­cob Zuma re­minded them who he is. Gao­latlhe North West Yes, ANC mem­bers are very scared, fear­ing for their lives or vic­tim­i­sa­tion. This thing goes from branches to all struc­tures of the ANC; others are quiet be­cause of stomach pol­i­tics. Makhosi Khoza I salute you; you are a real mother, a real politi­cian and you proved to the coun­try that your PhD is not fake. You have eyes to see, ears to hear; keep it up. You are not a ja baas! Our coun­try needs peo­ple of your cal­i­bre. Themba KwaZulu-Natal I joined the ANC in 1975. It was very tough but we thank God for our icon uTata uMadiba who chose to stay in prison for 27 years for the eman­ci­pa­tion of the black per­son. I re­ally appreciate see­ing the ANC prog­eny (Dr Khoza) stand­ing for the truth. The ANC mem­bers who are in the heart of the pres­i­dent and the pres­i­dent him­self do not care about the peo­ple

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No letters sent as email at­tach­ments will be ac­cepted We do not ac­cept syn­di­cated letters We re­serve the right to edit letters of South Africa who do not have bread to put on the ta­ble. Youth lead­ers fight for the pres­i­dent be­cause their stom­achs are full and their lav­ish life­style is un­ques­tion­able. We need peo­ple like Dr Khoza who will put our ANC in its right­ful po­si­tion – an ANC that will provide South Africans with ser­vice de­liv­ery and jobs. Our beau­ti­ful coun­try has been ruined by the pres­i­dent and his Gup­tas. Those who sup­port the pres­i­dent are en­joy­ing a lux­u­ri­ous life. Tumelo Gaut­eng I com­mend and sup­port Dr Khoza for speak­ing out. When we hit cross­roads, na­tional in­ter­ests must su­per­sede party in­ter­ests. She is a real leader – putting the coun­try first and not her party. Be­ing sen­si­tive to united voices, and to the lamen­ta­tions and calls by the pub­lic is a sign of good lead­er­ship which Dr Khoza is call­ing for. I wish her more strength and wis­dom. A luta con­tinua! Lyn Brock­man Western Cape Yes; she should be a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. Cather­ine KwaZulu-Natal She has earned my re­spect. A lady who calls a spade a spade and a fork a fork. Nok­wand Western Cape Yes, ANC mem­bers are scared to speak out as com­rade Khoza does, be­cause they are scared of Zuma and want to keep their po­si­tions. I love the ANC, but Zuma and his fam­ily are a dis­grace. Philip Mat­era KwaZulu-Natal Yes, some are scared as they will be fired, but some are ben­e­fit­ing from state cap­ture and they know it is wrong, but they are fac­tional. 2019 is the an­swer. Rungu Baloyi Lim­popo Yes, they are afraid to lose their po­si­tions and, ul­ti­mately, their in­come. They are also afraid to be lynched by face­less as­sas­sins. Mfanezwe Nkosi Mpumalanga It is very dis­turb­ing to see how ANC lead­ers and fol­low­ers are de­fend­ing cor­rupt and bad things hap­pen­ing in our coun­try. They are not scared, it’s just that they have shares in what­ever is hap­pen­ing and, surprisingly, they don’t care. South Africans wake up ur­gently!

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