Sacking of Khoza was a manipulation for opposing Zuma - Ben Turok

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.

Read: Khoza sacking shows Zuma camp on warpath – analyst

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

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ANC boots Makhosi Khoza as chair of Parly committee

ANC boots Makhosi Khoza as chair of Parly committee

Khoza has been removed over what the ANC calls the irretrievable breakdown of relations between herself and ANC MPs.

Parly deliberating over action on Muthambi after snubbing meeting

Parly deliberating over action on Muthambi after snubbing meeting

National Assembly House Chairperson Cedric Frolick has proposed a 'political solution' to resolve Faith Muthambi no-show in Parly.

MPs and ministers may not boycott committee meetings - Parliament Watch

MPs and ministers may not boycott committee meetings - Parliament Watch

ANC MPs were a no-show at a Parly committee meeting because it was chaired by Makhosi Khoza who they believe broke ANC rules.

OPINION: Xolani Gwala asks if Parly should be dissolved for a fresh start

OPINION: Xolani Gwala asks if Parly should be dissolved for a fresh start

The DA called for Parliament to be dissolved after the motion of no confidence last week eliciting much criticism.

Faith Muthambi snubs Parliamentary Committee meeting

Faith Muthambi snubs Parliamentary Committee meeting

MPs have agreed to issue a summons for her to answer questions in the national legislature and pay costs of meeting cancellation.

Popular articles
Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at Minerals Council South Africa.

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Government allocates R967 million to settle students historic debt

Government allocates R967 million to settle students historic debt

Minister Naledi Pandor says the money is specifically for those students who were funded under the previous NSFAS scheme.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

Best way to invest the jackpot if you win the lotto

Best way to invest the jackpot if you win the lotto

More than 70% of lotto winners go broke, warns Warren Ingram, a personal financial advisor at Galileo Capital.