Khoza snubs ActionSA and IFP for the Shembe Church

By Celani Sikhakhane

Former EFF MP Vusi Khoza, who was expelled from the party along with 210 public representatives after failing to organise buses to an EFF birthday bash, has dodged the IFP and ActionSA.

Khoza, who is the former EFF chairperson in KZN, was introduced on Wednesday in Durban as the “big fish” to a newly formed political party called Afrika Unite Congress.

The party was formed a few months back by Advocate Lizwi Ncwane, a legal adviser to Shembe Baptist Church leader Mduduzi Shembe from the eBuhleni faction.

“I think people thought that I can’t go back to the ANC. That is why they had a belief that I might join ActionSA or IFP since they are the most dominant political parties in KZN.  But I am here now as the foot soldier of Afrika Unite Congress. 

“I joined this party not because I am aligned with the Shembe Church but because its policies resonate with me very well. This party is also independent from the church. It talks about black and white people of this country that they must unite and build a proper South Africa,” said Khoza.

Khoza left the ANC in 2011 after serving as its councillor in eThekwini for years. 

He left the party after a fallout with ANC Bishop Vusi Dube of the eThekwini Community Church. 

He then joined the National Freedom Party in 2011 a few months after it was formed. 

He served as its provincial secretary. In 2014 he left the party and joined the EFF.

Khoza said that he is going to work hard to take all the seats he created for the EFF in the KZN Legislature and bring them to Afrika Unite Congress.

In July he failed to source over R8,000,000 for 20 buses to transport people from KZN to the FNB stadium in Gauteng for an EFF 10th anniversary birthday party. 

He said he had neither the time – six months – nor the money to do that and he was fired.

Khoza still believes in Julius Malema’s leadership but he is concerned that he is surrounded by “snakes”.

Pictured above: Former EFF Member of Parliament Vusi Khoza came clad with an amabhinca towel as he was introduced as a new member of the Afrika Unite Congress. 

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