The ANC says it had no choice but to remove Makhosi Khoza from her position as Chair of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on public service and administration because she insulted other ANC members on the committee.
The party also said it is planning a disciplinary action against Khoza for her public statements that she was going to vote against President Jacob Zuma during the motion of no confidence in him.
Former Member of Parliament, Professor Ben Turok says the sacking of Khoza is definitely the ANC taking action against her for saying she will vote with the opposition.
The sacking of her is possibly a manipulation.— Professor Ben Turok, Former Member of Parliament
The situation is so difficult for them that it is almost impossible to say how they could handle this better.— Professor Ben Turok, Former Member of Parliament
What needs to be emphasised is that 42 ANC members defect from the party in that no confidence vote, he says.
A much larger number within the ANC are unhappy with Zuma, he adds.
The ANC is sitting with a situation where a large number of their members are unhappy...— Professor Ben Turok, Former Member of Parliament
My sense is that there is a huge disquiet throughout the country including within the ANC about the future and about the possibility of the ANC maintaining any coherence as the ruling party.— Professor Ben Turok, Former Member of Parliament
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This article first appeared on 702 : Sacking of Khoza was a manipulation for opposing Zuma - Ben Turok