Dr Khoza said that at an ANC Policy Conference in early July 2017, Mbalula threatened that ANC MPs would face disciplinary procedures if they supported a vote of no confidence in the president. She said that Mbalula was reported in the press as saying that those who voted for a vote of no confidence motion were "like suicide bombers".
In April 2017, Khoza said that a groundswell of opinion was developing in the country that President Jacob Zuma should be required to step down as president. She said that this resulted in a well-attended marches around the country. She said an observed one such well-attended March in Pietermaritzburg on or about 7 April 2017.
Mbalula is known to be a strong supporter of Zuma and he also supports Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the Nasrec Conference in 2017.
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