- Dr Makhosi Khoza has announced her retirement from politics with her resignation from ADeC
- She had helped form the party after she had resigned from the ANC in September 2017
- The fledgling party is only four-months-old and was recently engulfed in chaos after Khoza refused to recognise the newly appointed interim leaderhship
The African Democratic Change (ADeC) has thanked Dr Makhosi Khoza for her contribution to the party, without which the party may never have formed.
In a statement released on Saturday, the party said that it is still determined to continue and fulfil the founding principles which led to its creation.
Despite Khoza's resignation, the party remains as determined as ever.
“We respect and acknowledge her resignation from politics, we’re very grateful for her contribution as she has contributed highly to the vehicle which is ADeC for change. But the party as still remains.”
Briefly.co.za learned that Khoza said that she was leaving the party to focus on youth development. ADeC spokesperson Sinakho Nqoma said that this was something that had always been close to Khoza's heart and that she wished to devote herself to the worthy cause according to ewn.co.za.
Khoza was criticised by the ANC for her outspoken views on Jacob Zuma and after being alienated within the ANC she resigned and shortly after help launch ADeC. She had actively called for Jacob Zuma to resign as president of South Africa.
The former ANC MP posted the following message on Facebook.
“I thought I should make my announcement public about retirement from politics."
“As the leading founder of ADeC and its director of its Non-Profit Organisation (NPO)‚ I therefore resign from both structures and authorise the ADeC National Board under the chairmanship of Moses Mayekiso to liaise with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the other directors of the non-profit organisations to fill the vacant position as a result of my resignation and stepping down from politics.”
ADeC had called for her resignation in March after she refused to recognise the party's newly elected interim leadership. She had also expelled party leaders Lufuno Gogoro and Mpho Ramakatsa which had angered members of the newly formed party.
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