Khoza fears being ‘gunned down’
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