- The fledgling party may never leave the nest as it is embroiled in a massive crisis
- The former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza is at war with her own party over the new interim leadership structure
- Party members want her to resign if she does not reverse he decision to expel the party's secretary-general and national chairperson
The African Democratic Change (ADeC) is facing a major crisis as it demands the resignation of its leader Makhosi Khoza if she refuses to recognise the newly elected interim leadership and allow expelled party members to return.
Khoza received these demands after the party's two-day imbizo in Johannesburg. The ADeC leader allegedly boycotted the imbizo but sanctioned the dismissal of Lufuno Gogoro and Mpho Ramakatsa from the party.
She refuses to recognise the interim structure and insists that Gogoro and Ramakatsa are no longer members of the party.
Three provincial leaders revealed that they believe that Khoza should resign is she does not recognise the new interim leadership.
"We have converted the old interim structure into a new one and Lufuno Gogoro and Mpho Ramakatsa are part of that structure with Dr Makhosi Khoza as our president. But if she doesn't recognise this structure she must leave because this party was not founded by her but by many people who wanted to see democratic changes in our country," said the member.
Ramakatsa is the party's secretary-general and Gogoro is the national chairperson. Khoza's decision to expel the members has caused a rift in the party.
"We have actually split into [two] groups. This will be like Agang South Africa. It will die soon if a solution is not taken soon," said the member.
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