Citizen Reporter
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28 Sep 2017
4:13 pm

LISTEN: BLSA’s Bonang Mohale explains why he called Zuma a ‘thief’

Citizen Reporter

Mohale says the president has personally benefited by using his public office.

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Bonang Mohale | Image: Gallo

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Thursday launched its #BusinessBelieves Contract with South Africa, which includes, among some of its key pillars, a renewed commitment by business to job creation, economic growth and transformation.

The launch followed the announcement by BLSA to suspend the membership of both Eskom and Transnet with immediate effect over state capture and corruption allegations that have dogged the state-owned enterprises.

At the launch of #BusinessBelieves in Cape Town, BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale said the organisation would suspend two more companies in the coming weeks. He labelled President Jacob Zuma as a “thief”, and said BLSA wanted to make sure the “snake’s head is chopped off”.

He also said government’s organs of accountability had been captured.

In an interview with Talk Radio 702’s The Midday Report, Mohale explained the thinking behind BLSA’s new strategy and why he called Zuma a thief.

“It comes from the definition of corruption,” he said. “Corruption as using public resources for personal gain.”

“There is no doubt by any of the 55 million South Africans that the president of the country has personally gained by using his public office. Not only himself but the entire Zuma family.”

Listen to the brief interview below:


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