Exclusive: EFF MP Pro Khoza tells us: ‘I have left Parliament’

EFF member of Parliament, Pro Khoza has revealed that he has left Parliament.

Khoza’s revelation on Thursday morning (9 Feb) comes after rumours made the rounds in his home village of Badplaas that caucus leader Floyd Shivambu had sacked him and that Khoza was meeting and discussing with regional ANC leaders for a possible mass defection to the ANC.

Khoza said it was not true he was in talks with ANC leaders for a mass defection to ANC but “yes, I’m no longer a member of Parliament”.

He said that he resigned in order to focus on his “own things”.

“People talk and talk and let them keep talking, I do my own things now, I don’t care,” a seemingly emotional Khoza told the 013NEWS reporter.

“The more they talk the more richer I become. That’s my target,” he said.

“I’m entering business now,” he said.

Khoza, who is one of the fighters who founded the EFF in the Mpumalanga province and who served as its provincial co-ordinator before being elevated to the national assembly after the 2014 general elections, said he quit Parliament in order to also focus on establishing a trade union which has already been registered and recognised by one mine so far.

He didn’t say whether this union would align with the EFF or reveal its name but sources who are privy to Khoza’s movement said the union is called ‘Millenium Workers Union’ and was recruiting workers at Nkomati Mine – a nickel mine owned by Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe and situated between Badplaas and Machadordop.

Both Shivambu and national spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi declined to comment, saying they don’t know anything. Secretary-General Godrich Gardee had still not responded to our written questions at the time of going to press.

But according to the Government Gazette No. 40585 published on 30 January 2017, Khoza was removed from the party’s Mpumalanga regional list on 25 January 2017 after the replenished list was submitted to the speaker of the National Assembly and gazetted.

Khoza said: “There are lot of issues that we should be concentrating on, genuine social issues to help our people, this thing of bad-mouthing one another should stop. I’m back at home now, let’s identify the social issues and work together”.

“Will blaming me give you food?” he asked.

(edited by ZK)

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