Phosa salutes Makhosi Khoza's choice to leave the ANC

The internal divisions in the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu Natal and the departure of Dr Makhosi Khoza from the party have once again raised questions about the ANC's ability to self-correct.

Announcing her departure from the ANC on Thursday, Khoza said that it is too late for the ANC to self-correct. But there are members who while unhappy about the issues affecting the party at the moment, believe that the party is able to do so.

Stephen Grootes speaks to Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General.

Phosa says the ruling party has lost its moral authority and the trust of South Africans.

Corruption of the party reflects itself in the corruption in government, it starts with the first office of President Jacob Zuma...the NEC protects him so the rot goes on. It's not a normal system.

Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General

There are a number of ministers who have performed so badly, Faith Muthambi, Bathabile in terms of the social pensions. They retain their offices notwithstanding their incompetence.

Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General

While he insists the party is on a downward spiral, the presidential hopeful says this will not discourage him.

It is going to be a miracle to save this organisation.

Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General

You don't run away when they are problems, you engage them.

Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General

Speaking on Khoza's decision to leave the ANC, Phosa says she has the freedom to disassociate herself with the party.

I respect her choice in terms of our Constitution. She has the freedom to associate or not to associate, I think we should all accept that it is her choice and not disparage her.

Matthews Phosa, former ANC Treasurer-General

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma sworn in as MP, mum on cabinet reshuffle

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma sworn in as MP, mum on cabinet reshuffle

Dlamini–Zuma was sworn in behind closed doors in the office of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

We found out Makhosi Khoza resigned through the media - Zizi Kodwa

We found out Makhosi Khoza resigned through the media - Zizi Kodwa

The ANC's Zizi Kodwa says neither regional or national branches have received an official resignation letter from Khoza yet.

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Khoza addressed a media briefing on Thursday saying she no longer wished to be part of a corrupt and alien ANC

Dlamini-Zuma to officially join Parliament's back benches today

Dlamini-Zuma to officially join Parliament's back benches today

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma officially enters into Parliamentary politics on Thursday, amid great speculation.

Mathekga: No hope for unity after ANC elective conference (that's if it happens)

Mathekga: No hope for unity after ANC elective conference (that's if it happens)

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says ANC is deeply divided, beyond a mere personality contest, and is using the court to fight.

If you asked Kgalema Motlanthe who he'd vote for, he'd say the ANC

If you asked Kgalema Motlanthe who he'd vote for, he'd say the ANC

Despite being vocal about the issues of the ruling party, Kgalema Motlanthe would still vote for the ANC without a doubt.

Motlanthe never mentioned the Guptas as a factor in the ANC crisis - analyst

Motlanthe never mentioned the Guptas as a factor in the ANC crisis - analyst

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke analysed Motlanthe's interview with Eusebius Mackaiser and says he avoided talking about the Guptas.

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe sat down for a lengthy and candid interview with 702 and CapeTalk anchor, Eusebius McKaiser.

Popular articles
Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the Spur confrontation that has taken the country by a storm.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...