Black Business Council backs Zuma

Black Business Council vice president, Sandile Zungu, says they have assured President Jacob Zuma that they are satisfied with what he has done to transform the economy.

Zungu says they have told Sipho Pityana that they find it difficult to support the call for President Jacob Zuma to resign for a number of reasons, including what he has done for black businesses.

He says they met with the President last week to update him about their forthcoming business council and have invited him to address their August conferences.

Zungu highlighted some of the things that the President has done.

When we broke away as Business Council from Busa inciting lack of transformation, he is one of the persons that we consulted with. He asked us, 'Are you sure about what you want to do? Please go and think about it', and we thought about it and came back to him and said we are absolutely sure. He embraced us.

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council vice president

We called for the creation of the ministry for the small business development. And he supported that now we have ministry for small business development.

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council vice president

We took membership of BRICS as a country. And guess who is playing a leading role into the BRICS Business Council, it is people who are eminently associated with Black Business Council.

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council vice president

However, Zungu did admit that not all is good under Zuma's leadership.

When we met with the President we did not say we love you, you are the best darling. We said there are certain areas that need improvement. We highlighted them, and we said in the next two years we hope you can address them.

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council vice president

Zungu says they leave the matter of Zuma's resignation to the African National Congress (ANC).

Listen to the full interview below...


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