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Makhosi Khoza Says Her Party Will Win The Election Through Honesty And Morality

"Ours is not about numbers. Yes, we want to win the elections, but we want to with the elections on a moral and ethical platform."

02/12/2017 08:23 SAST | Updated 02/12/2017 08:24 SAST
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 14: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Former Member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Ruvan Boshoff)

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has dubbed her newly formed political party a new force of change that will focus on helping impoverished South Africans, EWN reported on Saturday.

Khoza said her new party will win the elections through honestly and using its "high moral compass".

The African Democratic Change (ADC) was launched by her on Friday in Braam where she made her intentions of winning the elections clear.

The new party is born out of a merger with civil society organisations and members from other political parties.

Khoza said her party plans to win elections based on the party's high moral compass.

"Ours is not about numbers. Yes, we want to win the elections, but we want to with the elections on a moral and ethical platform."

The ADC is currently holding a founder's conference aimed at outlining a strategy to contest in next year's highly anticipated elections.

Khoza resigned from the ANC in August, following harassment by members of the governing party for speaking out against corruption.

She was then removed as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration.

Khoza also received death threats which Police Minister Fikile Mbalula claimed were made by a teenager with no affiliation to the ANC.