Makhosi Khoza

New home: Makhosi Khoza appointed new Executive Director at OUTA

Makhosi Khoza has left two political parties in the last year. Now, she has left the political zone altogether. Well, not entirely.

Makhosi Khoza

After leaving the ANC in 2017 to starting and then leaving a brand new political party, Makhosi Khoza has had quite a bit of back and forth over the last few months. On Friday, she was announced as the new Executive Director of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).

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The former ANC MP had been taking to Facebook throughout April to explain that her political work was over, through a political party, that is.

At a press conference, OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage made the announcement and sung Khoza’s praises. Khoza will also be head of OUTA’s Local Government Programme.

“Dr Khoza needs very little introduction, as she has stood out as an ardent champion and fighter of corruption and maladministration within Government.  At the risk of her own safety, Dr Khoza has become an icon for truth, justice and good governance within Government. She is bold, courageous and comes with a history and experience that suits this role within OUTA.”

Khoza, who will begin her new roles from 1 June 2018, told the media that she is grateful to be able to help people, free from the shackles of politics.

“It just makes more sense to make a difference in South Africa by empowering citizens on grass roots level and addressing maladministration and corruption in municipalities, free from politics. The intention here is to make a significant impact through civil society and not making noises in Parliament.”

OUTA explained that it has been developing its local government programme for some months. Khoza’s arrival will officially see the launch of the new division.

The organisation were also quick to remind South Africans that it is a-political, solely with a goal of “transforming accountability and transparency in South Africa at all levels.”

While we’re sure most South Africans can appreciate the hard work Makhosi Khoza has done, let’s hope she stays with this venture for a bit more than a few months.