Makhosi Khoza quits politics to focus on holding municipalities to account

Makhosi Khoza quits politics to focus on holding municipalities to account

- Former ANC MP and founder of the ADeC party Dr Makhosi Khoza has quit politics

- Khoza said she was not cut out for politics and will not re-join the ANC

- The former MP will join an organisation which holds municipalities accountable to ratepayers

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Former ANC MP and founder of the African Democratic Change (ADeC) party, Dr Makhosi Khoza has quit politics. Khoza said she is not cut out for politics and would be able to make a bigger impact in improving people’s lives outside of politics.

Khoza said she would not be re-joining the ANC and revealed she would instead be joining an organisation which holds municipalities accountable to ratepayers.

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Khoza said she routinely takes stock of where she is in her life and what impact she is making on the lives of people. She says during her last assessment she realised she could be making a bigger contribution outside of politics.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Khoza feels she is not using her acquired education enough and that now was the time to move on and use her skills to make an impact in her area of interest.

Khoza has a PhD in qualitative systems management and says she has not done enough with this skill in the sphere of local governance.

“I’ve always been passionate about local government and even my postgraduate qualifications are in that area, but I’ve never had an opportunity to use them,” Khoza said.

Khoza said she repeatedly asked the ANC to deploy her to a portfolio linked to local government, but was never given the opportunity.

She said there is a lot of injustice that residents suffer at the hands of local government and rooting out of corruption is not prioritised as it is in the national or provincial government.

Khoza said the appalling things people have learned to accept from local government, such as poor service delivery and corruption needed to be stopped.

She also committed herself to promoting education and in particular the elevation of African languages.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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