“It was the mutual concern of myself and Dr Khoza this responsibility is not something that can be reasonably provided by a provincial chairperson with the duties of establishing structures throughout a province like KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the 2024 national and provincial elections,” he said.
He said Khoza was a leader he respected for her considerable contributions to SA both before and after she joined ActionSA.
“We are deeply grateful for her continued commitment to ActionSA’s work in establishing a real alternative to the ANC for the SA people.
“We wish Dr Khoza nothing but the best in her work in eThekwini, but are comforted by the notion that she remains an active and loyal leader within our ranks,” said Mashaba.
He said an announcement will be made in due course about the appointment of a provincial chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal.
The announcement that Khoza is stepping back comes after EFF leader Julius Malema accused Khoza of defying her party by not voting for a DA mayoral candidate in eThekwini last month.