Zuma: Illicit financial flows affect Africa's growth

Zuma says illicit financial flows deprive developing countries of much needed economic resources.

President Jacob Zuma meets with United Nations Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon ahead of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Picture: GCIS.

NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma has told the United Nations General Assembly that Africa can manage its own development agenda if the 'scourge' of illicit financial flows is stopped.

Zuma was part of the first day of speakers on the opening day of the UN General Assembly.

He says illicit financial flows deprive developing countries of much needed economic resources.

He also repeated his call for greater African representation on the Security Council.