Zuma critic on party discipline charges
AN OUTSPOKEN member of South Africa’s African National Congress ( ANC) party has been charged with ill- discipline for speaking out against President Jacob Zuma.
MP Makhosi Khoza has repeatedly called for President Zuma to resign. Last week, she said he was a disgrace.
She has received death threats warning her to stop pushing for a secret ballot when MPs vote on President Zuma next month.
Parliament and the police decided to provide security for her.
Last week, the ANC said she had crossed the line and must face disciplinary action for speaking out against the president.
The ANC in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal called her comments a “blatant betrayal of the core values” of the party.
Ms Khoza, 47, has also been a critic of corruption within the ANC.
President Zuma has faced numerous allegations of corruption, all of which he denies.
The National Assembly is expected to vote on a motion of no- confidence in him on 8 August. — Online