Makhozi Khoza has just announced that she is revoking her ANC membership to join the “the new anti-corruption movement of society and faith-based organisations”.
Khoza made the announcement at a press briefing on Thursday at Lilliesleaf, Johannesburg. In a long, emotional speech she said that the ANC had become filled with corrupt leaders.
“I have decided to no longer tap dance with the hyenas,” she said.
She clarified, however, that she is not joining opposition party the Democratic Alliance.
“I want to make it clear, I’m not going to join DA. I’m not leaving the ANC mission.”
Khoza has not yet named the anti-corruption organisation she is joining, but confirmed that she will not start her own political party.
A party in orange overalls
Khoza said that she believes the only way the ANC can root out corruption is if its members are prosecuted and sent to prison.
“It’s my well-considered view that almost 80-90% of ANC leaders would have to replace their suits and dresses with orange overalls,” she said.
“Their natural home will be prison. That is the only self-correction that can happen,” she continued, playing on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s repetition in media statements that the party will reflect on its errors and self-correct.