BLSA commends workers for taking stand against state capture

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says it supports a planned nationwide strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) against state capture on Wednesday.

BLSA spokesperson Themba Maseko says workers are showing leadership by organising the protest, despite the disruption to the economy.

The more we see South Africans taking to the streets and standing up against state capture and corruption, the better we will be as a nation.

Themba Maseko, Director of Communications at Business Leadership South Africa.

Maseko says state capture and corruption undermine South Africa's democracy and the nation's ability to address poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Business supports Cosatu's strike against state capture

We endorse and support this march, within the provisions of the law.

Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa

Read: Cosatu: planned strike against state capture a unanimous decision

We are absolutely happy, as business, to support our employees' Constitutional right to peaceful protest.

Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa

Mohale says Constitutional democracy is at risk amid the creation of a so-called shadow state.

Mohale says business leaders have continued to endorse the call for an independent judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.

Also read: DA, Saftu warn Gigaba and co to keep hands off PIC funds

Meanwhile, Cosatu says it wants an urgent bilateral meeting with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba over allegations that Treasury wants to use pension funds to bail out struggling state-owned companies.

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