Makhosi Khoza apologises after coming for Mmusi Maimane's 'blackness'

06 November 2018 - 10:24 By Odwa Mjo
Makhosi Khoza has apologized for her comments on Mmusi Maimane "pursuing blackness"
Makhosi Khoza has apologized for her comments on Mmusi Maimane "pursuing blackness"
Image: Gallo Images / Rapport / Conrad Bornman

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has apologised after tweeting that DA leader Mmusi Maimane was "trying hard to be black" by drinking umqombothi - a fermented beer.

Khoza responded to a tweet posted by Maimane on November 3 which shows him drinking umqombothi after lobola negotiations. She said he was "trying hard to be black."

In her subsequent apology, Khoza said she was basing her comments on the Native Beer Act of 1908, which generated huge revenues for municipalities. 

She is also the executive director of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). A statement was issued on Monday by OUTA where it stated it did not condone personal attacks.

Maimane responded to Khoza's comment by saying that he was not "pursuing blackness" or "being African."

In her apology to Maimane, Khoza said that her tweets could be taken out of context.

Her remarks sparked outrage on Twitter with some condemning Khoza's actions

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