‘Loadshedding portrays black African led government with inability to lead’

A former ANC Member of Parliament who resigned from the party to start her own formation which she eventually abandoned to then join civil society group OUTA, where she has since resigned, has launched a scathing attack against the government for Eskom’s failure to supply power consistently over the last week.

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In a tweet she sent out this morning, Dr. Makhosi Khoza says the rolling blackouts give credence to the racist idea that black people are incapable of good governance.

“I don’t want to sound racist, however, the stage 6 Load-shedding portrays black African led government with inability to lead & perpetuates racial supremacy myth that we are a people that share collective stupidity. Maintenance of infrastructure is a chronic RSA problem post 1994.”

Some of her followers seemed to hold a different view from including public interest lawyer Richard Spoor who tweeted that Khoza seems to be “lumping all people of colour in with the gangsters who mismanaged and looted our economy.”

A day earlier, Khoza tweeted that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan were an integral part of Jacob Zuma’s regime “yet RSA media portrays them as saints. ANC under Cyril Ramaphosa has more polished English. Otherwise, side (of the same) same coin. Selective amnesia in matters of fact (is) sickening.”

Khoza accused OUTA of “protecting white privilege” and being “subtly racist” when she quit her position as executive director and head of its local government programme earlier this year. She is now CEO of her own company Ukhokho Innovations.