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SA needs better economic leadership, Zille

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday that the country needed clear leadership in...

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Democratic <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday that the country needed clear leadership in response to the global economic crisis.

She believed the infighting over the direction of the country’s economic policy was not helping the situation.

The official opposition convened a summit of prominent economists in <state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gauteng to address the issue.

Zille said that instead of direction, the country has a fight over who controls economic policy.

“The prudence in the Tripartheid Alliance are [sic] pulling in one direction and the populous is pulling in another. There is no-one with help. On the one hand Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has said that there will be no change to macro-economic policy, on the other hand COSATU and the SACP are threatening fundamental policy shifts,” said Zille.

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