Former ANC heavyweight Makhosi Khoza has denied speculation that she left the organization of tax abuse (outa) to join the DA.
Khoza said she left Outa to focus on the work of African Democratic Change (ADC), after leaving the ANC in 2017.
She left the ruling party, where she was an MP among disciplinary actions of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial committee for her stinging assault on former President Jacob Zuma, whom she publicly criticized for allegedly involved in corruption.
She also left ADC last year after disagreeing with some of its leaders.
She later came to Outa, where she was appointed his CEO and head of the local government program, to participate in the fight against corruption.
Upon withdrawal from Outa, there was speculation that she was preparing to participate in the DA, which she on Monday strongly refused.
"I will never go to DA. I am African and I believe in liberating black Africans.
"How can I go to DA? Over my dead body and be sure I will never come to DA," she said.
When asked if she had ever been contacted by DA, she said there were "so many parties who had contacted me".
She brought that she didn't need a political party to make ends meet.
"I have a PHD, and I don't live on party stuff. I write books, I own properties, and I'm fine.
DA Federal Executive Chairman James Selfe said the party was trying to recruit Khoza two years ago after resigning from the ANC. He said the discussions with her were abandoned.
"She must make her decisions, and if she is not 100% committed to our visions and values, then it is best that she has decided not to be with us," Selfe said.