Zuma critic on party dis­ci­pline charges

The Manica Post - - Foreign News/sport -

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

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