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Pityana calls on business to stand against state capture

Pityana says Zuma has allowed a cabal of thieves and looters to pilfer the public purse.

FILE: AngloGold Ashanti chairman Sipho Pityana. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Businessman and Save SA leader Sipho Pityana is calling on business to get off the fence and take a stand against state capture.

Speaking at The Gathering - Media Edition in Cape Town he called for a national shut down of industry on Tuesday when a motion of no confidence will be debated against President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.

Pityana says Zuma has allowed a cabal of thieves and looters to pilfer the public purse.

The AngloGold Ashanti chairman was unflinching in his criticism of the President and his government.

“Our immediate priority is a vote of no confidence against Zuma on 8 August where we are calling on all MPs to vote this corrupt tyrant out of office.”

Pityana also took aim at the Black First Land First, saying questions need to be asked about who is funding them.

He’s questioned the media’s role in giving them more prominence than they deserve.

Less than five minutes later, the group was outside, trying to muscle their way in.

They were turned away even though they said they had tickets which they had bought themselves.

The BLF members have since left the Convention Centre.

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