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Jay Naidoo: All ministers guilty of state capture should go

Activist Jay Naidoo says that while he supports a call for President Zuma to step down, all government ministers guilty of state capture should go too.

Jay Naidoo and Mark Heywood at The Gathering: Media Edition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 3 August 2017. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Activist and former government minister Jay Naidoo says that while he supports a call for President Jacob Zuma to step down, all government ministers guilty of state capture should go too.

Speaking at the Nando’s Daily Maverick Gathering in Cape Town, Naidoo said that there was tremendous anger in the country, especially among young people in townships.

WATCH: The Gathering: Media Edition

Naidoo says there’s a breach of trust in the country because the government is out of touch with what the marginalised want.

Naidoo says the country has not only fallen victim to fake news, but also fake activism.

“The type of activism that we see, I think is very dangerous. As much as we talk about state capture and business capture, certain parts of civil society are captured.”

GALLERY: The Gathering: Media Edition

He says there’s a disjuncture between where civil society is at, and what young people are concerned about.

“They don’t trust us, just as much as they don’t trust the government. We have a breach of trust in this country.”

Naidoo says in a world of modern technology activism needs a total rethink.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)