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Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza is a South African politician and former Member of Parliament for the ruling ANC who served as chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration. Khoza served in the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development. She became known for openly asking the president Jacob Zuma to step down.[1]

Makhosi Khoza
Dr Makhosi Khoza.jpg
Leader of the African Democratic Change
In office
1 December 2017 – 22 April 2018
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMoses Mayekiso
Member of the National Assembly of South Africa
In office
21 May 2014 – 21 September 2017
Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature
In office
Personal details
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress (until 2017)
African Democratic Change (2017-2018)
Spouse(s)Ntela Sikhosana (until 1998) (Deceased)
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand
University of Natal

Education and careerEdit

She holds a PhD in Public Administration and a master's degree in Social Science (Policy and Developmental Studies) from the University of Witwatersrand.[2][3] She is also a fellow at the Aspen Global Leadership Institute.[4]

Having experience within both public and private sectors, Khoza served in the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development as a member of Parliament from the 4 September 2017 to the 21 September of that same year. Additionally, she is a former member of the African National Congress (ANC), National Assembly, and AdHoc Committee to nominate a person for the post of Public Protector.[4] On 21 September 2017, Khoza announced her resignation from the ANC to join the effort against corruption in South Africa.[5]

On 1 December 2017, Khoza announced that she would launch a new political party, named African Democratic Change[6] to be made of up of 16 small political groups.[7][8] Khoza resigned from the African Democratic Change on 22 April 2018.[9]

Ubantu isiZulu Alphabetical languageEdit

Khoza is the creator of an alphabetical language ordering system that helps in the learning of the Zulu language. Khoza published a textbook that works to build a solid foundation of South African linguistic identity through the presenting of a new sound-unit sequencing, Ubantu isiZulu Alphabetical Logic Order (UZALO). Her textbook acts as a guide and practical bilingual tool that could be utilized into various other Bantu languages.[10]


  1. ^ Bendile, Dineo (20 July 2017). "ANC MP Makhosi Khoza: I'm not going to apologise. If they kill me, so be it". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Dr Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza". People's Assembly. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  3. ^ Roodt, Tyler (18 July 2017). "Dr. Makhosi Khoza. An unofficial political legend". The Young Independents. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza". People's Assembly. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Makhosi Khoza leaves ANC to work with anti-corruption organisation". Mail & Guardian. 21 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Makhosi Khoza launches new party, vows not to make same mistakes as ANC". News24. 1 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Makhosi Khoza returns to politics to help form new party". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Makhosi Khoza's message to those opposed to her new party". The Citizen. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Makhosi Khoza resigns from politics". The Herald. 22 April 2018.
  10. ^ Khoza, Makhosi (2017). Uzalo: IsiZulu Grammar Textbook. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-43061-6.