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Police protection for ANC MP who joined Zuma bashing after death threats

South African parliament and police are to provide security for an African National Congress (ANC) MP after a number of death threats against her.Given the fact that the scourge of politically motivated assassinations and violence do exist in South Africa, threats against Khoza “are therefore serious”, Mbalula said.She has been outspoken about calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down and how she will be voting during the motion of no confidence next month. “She has crossed the line”. On Friday, Khoza posted screenshots of a text conversation where she was threatened.”I am here to defend the ANC mission and not a dishonourable and disgraceful leader”.ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu previously accused her of “extreme ill-discipline” after she publicly criticised what she called the politics of patronage.On Tuesday, as she stood in front of delegates, civil society representatives and MPs at the Save South Africa conference, Khoza said: “In case I do not make it on the 8 August 2017, Mr President you know as the president you are taunting the South African nation”.The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal‚ Khoza’s home province‚ said its officials had been directed to “urgently and immediately institute disciplinary measures” against her.Mantashe was asked if he had any comment regarding the death threats against Khoza and what the KZN ANC was saying.”She was nowhere to be found, she vanished”, Ntuli said.She pointed out that she was not the only ANC MP who had called on Zuma to resign. Party members who openly defied party instructions or constitution rules killed their careers, he said.The KZN executive committee says Khoza was sent to Parliament by the province and it’s now their duty to hold her to account for breaking her oath when joining the National Assembly.Gordhan was seen as a bulwark against corruption until he was sacked in March in a government reshuffle that triggered unprecedented criticism from senior ANC figures including Zuma’s deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan had expressed similar sentiments.”The worst that could happen to Khoza is someone then acts on behalf of the organisation”.”It could just be fuel to the flame”. During the investigation, she showed scant regard for political expediency.