An outspoken member of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) party, has been charged with ill-discipline for speaking out against President Jacob Zuma.
MP Makhosi Khoza has repeatedly called for Mr Zuma to resign saying he was a disgrace.
Last week, the ANC said she had crossed the line and must face disciplinary action for speaking out against the president.
The ANC in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal called her comments a “blatant betrayal of the core values” of the party.
Following the charge, she wrote in a facebook post she was being persecuted.
Ms Khoza, a 47 year old, PhD MP is one of the most popular out of the over 200 in the National Assembly.
Spokesman of KwaZulu-Natal ANC, Mdumiseni Ntuli did not give details of what disciplinary measures could be taken against Khoza.
Mr Zuma has faced allegations of corruption, all of which he has denied.
The National Assembly is to vote on a motion of no-confidence in him on the 8th August.