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BLSA appeals to all SA’s leaders to stop state capture

BLSA labelled Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle as 'irrational and inexplicable' adding that it's caused a sharp decline in SA's global financial standing.

Members of the DA John Moodey (left) and Phumzile van Damme (centre) pose for a selfie with the UDM's Bantu Holomisa at the 'Day of Action' march against the leadership of President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on 12 April 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has made what it describes as an urgent call to all of South Africa's elected leaders to stop state capture.

The BLSA has made the statement in a full-page advertisement in some of the Sunday newspapers.

The organisation has sharply criticised the recent Cabinet reshuffle and the events that followed this.

In the advertisement, BLSA has labelled President Jacob Zuma's reshuffle as 'irrational and inexplicable’ saying it has caused a sharp and unnecessary decline in the country's global financial standing.

The statement further says the robust debate that characterised the country's liberation movement is being silenced as those who disagree with Zuma have been vilified and criticised for their opposing opinions.

BLSA claims propaganda, racism and fake news have been used in an attempt to incorrectly reflect the nation's anger with state capture and corruption.

It's appealed to Parliamentarians specifically ANC MPs to take urgent steps to reverse corruption and state capture in order to restore confidence in the economy.

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