The ANC youth league (ANCYL) in eThekwini Region has reacted to former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza’s decision to leave her party.
The youth league said it applauds Khoza’s decision to leave the ANC saying it approved her leaving would do “the gigantic people’s movement much good.
“The Youth League understands that the political hit woman has finally decided to give up her quest to destroy the ANC after her plan to unseat the ANC in Parliament failed, the group stated, adding that the decision as they anticipated so for a long time.
“We are not at all surprised by this decision‚ Makhosi Khoza defined herself outside the ANC a very long time ago. Her actions have long been that of a person on a path of distraction‚”
“We look forward to engaging with her handlers and real owners of this cheap agenda. The ANC has survived many opportunists and it will survive this one,” the ANCYL said in a statement titled “Good riddance to bad rubbish” on Thursday.
While the ANCYL calls for the ANC leadership to replace Khoza with “a young capable leader who will bring fresh blood into that ANC parliamentary caucus”, they also wished
Khoza well believing she would join “her masters” the Democratic Alliance. More so, the ANC in KwaZulu Natal reacted to Khoza’s leave, saying she was unwilling to “repent” of her actions against the party.
“She has confirmed our view that she is not interested in the ANC‚” said the party’s provincial spokesman Mdumiseni Ntuli who also noted that her leave was long overdue.
“We knew that there is no genuine person who can be driven by so much anger‚ hatred to undermine the ANC and remain in the ANC‚” he said. Khoza, on Thursday, announced her long-awaited decision to leave the ruling ANC which represented at the House of Assembly.
Her resignation followed her recent criticism of the party and her subsequent support for Zuma to be slammed with a no-confidence Vote at the parliament.
Speaking at the Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia‚ Johannesburg on Thursday‚ Khoza gave an emotional speech explaining her departure from the ruling party.
“I am not leaving the ANC mission but I am leaving the ANC. We need to draw a distinction between the ANC mission and the leaders that are now running the ANC.
Although I am leaving the ANC‚ the values that it taught me‚ I will leave with‚ I will give them life‚” Khoza said. Khoza further stated that while she was not leaving the ANC mission, she is leaving the party because the “new‚ alien and corrupt ANC” kept people stuck in poverty.