Khoza fears be­ing ‘gunned down’

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P r ov i n c i a l s p o ke s p e r s o n Mdu­miseni Ntuli said yes­ter­day that he was “not sure about the ac­tual time, but dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee meet­ings usu­ally start at 9am”.

“Who goes to a hear­ing on Sun­day? Who goes to a hear­ing at 3pm on a Sun­day?” Khoza asked.

“I am fight­ing with them over time. I wrote to sec­re­tary-gen­eral Gwede Man­tashe and he said he couldn’t help me. I have writ­ten to KZN lead­er­ship and they said 3pm, they don’t want to change it,” she said.

“I am wor­ried about safety is­sues in KZN; Ma­gaqa is not even buried yet,” she said, re­fer­ring to for­mer ANC Youth League sec­re­tary-gen­eral Sindiso Ma­gaqa who died on Monday, os­ten­si­bly from wounds sus­tained when he was shot mul­ti­ple times in uMz­imkhulu in July in what the party called an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt.

Ac­cord­ing to Khoza, there was “a pat­tern of peo­ple get­ting gunned down” in the prov­ince when re­turn­ing from meet­ings.

She said that if the hear­ing took place at 3pm the party was in­creas­ing the chance of her be­ing “gunned down”.

“When I leave there it will be dark. That will put my life in even more danger,” she said.

Khoza said she did have pri­vate se­cu­rity, but would not say how many body­guards would ac­com­pany her. “But what is my pri­vate se­cu­rity to those guys?” she asked.

She added that she would at­tend the hear­ing, but was hop­ing for a more rea­son­able time. Khoza was charged in July for, among other things, ill dis­ci­pline, fail­ing to com­ply with ANC pol­icy, pro­vok­ing di­vi­sion and bring­ing the party into dis­re­pute, with all but one of th­ese re­lat­ing to her Face­book posts. – ANA

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