File: Dr Makhosi Khoza says she's taking legal advice over the ill-discipline charges she's facing.
JOHANNESBURG - Speaking at a briefing at Liliesleaf Farm on Thursday, ANC MP Makhosi Khoza announced that she had decided to quit the party.
Speaking to her children, who were present for her announcement, she said, “My children, now is not the time to retreat.”
Khoza said, "It is now with a heavy heart that I have to say this is not the ANC I know, it is alien and corrupt."
She said that she had reached the conclusion that, whether she liked it or not, the ANC had become alien and corrupt.
Khoza said that, while colonialism and apartheid had oppressed the citizens of South Africa, it was more shocking "when your own comrades oppress you with corruption."
She said the party was no longer in a position to self-correct.
Khoza called on President Zuma to step down.
The ANC caucus in Parliament said they had as yet received no notification of Khoza's resignation. Until they received such notification, she would remain a member of Parliament.
She thanked the many women who had supported her during these difficult times.