JOHANNESBURG, SOuth Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), says it feels betrayed by members who continue to defy the party by using media platforms to reveal their concerns about the party.
This comes after ANC Member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza strongly criticised President Jacob Zuma and called on him to step down. No disciplinary action has been taken against Khoza, but the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal Province is looking at taking steps against the MP.
Khoza has in the recent past locked horns with her party following her support for moves by opposition parties to ensure that a vote in Parliament on an upcoming motion of no confidence in President Zuma be carried out by secret ballot, a move opposed by the ANC.
Her recent comments have come even as she continues to receive death threats. On Tuesday, Parliament announced she would be granted protection services.
The ANC says it is disappointed with trusted members who defy the party in public and regards such actions as harmful to the party. However, it has welcomed the decision by Parliament for Khoza to receive additional protection.
The party says it is confident that its MPs will not vote with the opposition come Aug 8 when the motion is debated in Parliament as these MPs are deployed in Parliament by the ANC.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK