Outspoken South Africa’s ruling ANC party legislator, Makhosi Khoza, who is facing ill-discipline charges for speaking against President Jacob Zuma, has turned down police protection after saying she has been receiving death threats.
The African National Congress MP has often spoken against the president’s leadership and recently backed calls by the Opposition for a secret ballot against him.
Lawmakers vote in the no-confidence motion on August 8.
“I started receiving death threats three months ago and I filed police reports. I begged Parliament for protection for myself and my family. This was denied to me.
“It was only when the matter was recently thrust into the public domain by media reports‚ that the services were suddenly offered,” she said.
Parliament and the South African Police Services have said they would provide security for her.