Pityana: Zuma is SA's chief of corruption

The AngloGold Ashanti chair has once again called for President Zuma’s resignation.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - AngloGold Ashanti Chair Sipho Pityana has laid into President Jacob Zuma, describing him as the sponsor and chief of corruption in South Africa.

Pityana delivered one of the keynote addresses at the Mining Indaba taking place over the next two days in Inanda Sandton.

Last month Pityana also used the funeral of former Sport Minister Akhenkesi Stofile to speak out against state capture and the current leadership of the African National Congress.

He has again called on Zuma to step down.

"Zuma must go. When you are the president who literally laughs off any suggestions that government be held to a higher standard and is in fact the sponsor of corruption."

Pityana says a recession is knocking louder on South Africa's door.

"The response of our country's leadership is not to make the important structural changes that would reignite the economy and reignite growth that we need to rebalance our economy."

He says the National Treasury continues to be under siege and the business community needs to make more noise about protecting the public purse.