Former ANC member and founder of newly launched African Democratic Change (ADEC) party Makhosi Khoza has finally given us her opinion on the newly elected ANC top six.
It’s safe to say Khoza is not regretting her exit from the party. She blasted the nominations of David Mabuza, and Ace Magashule. Both candidates have been heavily implicated in corruption scandals, and are likely to embody the same type of ANC that was lead by Jacob Zuma.
Khoza expressed her doubts over the organisation’s ability to move forward, and feared that their presence as part of Cyril’s team would leave him hamstrung.
“I have no regrets. What change could Cyril Ramaphosa bring when surrounded by David Mabuza as Deputy President, and Ace Magashule as his Secretary General? This is a toxic mix.”
“We must focus on building our structures on the ground (up ADEC). We need the younger generation and women. Our problem is corruption that remains in the current ANC arrangement. Women deserve a better deal than Jessie Duarte as a sole female on the top six.”
“Change! Change! Real change. That is what South Africa is yearning for.”
Makhosi Khoza spent a good majority of 2017 speaking out on corruption within the ANC and its members. She refused to stay silent and decided to leave the ANC in September during a press conference.
Khoza then went on to to start her new political party ADEC – an anti-corruption movement that looks to develop education in the country and improve living standards through job creation.