Makhosi Khoza says Outa is subtly racist, but director disagrees

Makhosi Khoza says Outa is subtly racist, but director disagrees

- Makhosi Khoza says she left Outa due to subtle racism

- She claims that the organisation used membership fees to keep black people out

- Outa's director, however, denies these allegations

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Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza claims that she departed Outa (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) due to subtle racism and the protection of minority interests.

Makhosi joined the organisation in 2012 but quit within a year.

She says she left because its director, Wayne Duvenage, was too autocratic in the way he ran Outa.

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Khoza said that she initially joined Outa as a way to fight state corruption and tax abuse. However, she says that the actual running of the organisation did not meet its noble principles. Indeed, Khoza says that Outa was plagued by subtle racism.

For example, she claims that Outa imposed membership fees in order to keep black people out of the organisation.

She cites one example in which 5 000 Sharpeville residents were not allowed to join Outa becasue they could not pay the membership fee of R100 each. As a result, she says that Outa only served minority interests, according to The Citizen.

Additionally, Khoza said that Outa is made of black tokenism, and that she felt like a "rented black", Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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However, Duvenage has disputed some aspects of Khoza's story. He says that Outa does not have a membership fee. He added that anyone is able to join the organisation and that Outa itself does not have the power to block any prospective members.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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