JOHANNESBURG- The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) announced on Friday that former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza will join them as an executive director and head of its local government programme.
Wayne Duvenage, CEO of OUTA announced that the new executive board and their local government strategy at a media briefing in Johannesburg.
Khoza will start her new post on June 1st, and she said, “It is time for one to consolidate and embark on a journey that began in 1996.”
She said the local government is not functioning well, “It should be a sphere where the country invests its best brains. It is gratifying that OUTA has taken a decision to focus on this sphere of governance. I hope to make a maximum impact on this sphere of governance.”
She said that maladministration and corruption are key problems, “It is all these factors and issues that have led one to join OUTA. It is our duty to do something about it in a constructive way. Government needs to be assisted by pointing out these issues.”
She said she’s happy to join an organisation such as OUTA that aims to achieve a better quality of life for all South Africans, “I have the honour and publicly announce that I am no longer a politician and I am now [part of] civil society. I do not think that there is an organisation that matches what OUTA has done. I want to thank the members of the board for believing in me and that I can add value. It is very difficult to trust politicians these days.”
She added, “When our taxes are misused – our quality of life suffers. We should take responsibility to hold municipalities accountable.”
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