You brought shame on honest black professionals! - Sipho Pityana (Busa)

President of Business Unity South Africa (Busa), Sipho Pityana. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

Black Business Council (BBC) President Sandile Zungu disgraced honest black professionals and is complicit in State Capture, according to Business Unity SA (Busa) President Sipho Pityana.

The BBC of your era brought utter shame to many of us who consider ourselves upright and scrupulous black professionals and business leaders. After all, you have been at the centre of it all. You took our black identity only to blemish us all. You represent neither me nor the many black people in whose name you insist on speaking. It is time you stopped. ‘Black Like Me?’ No. You may be black, but you are certainly not like me. Our different ethical compasses, it turns out, is what keeps us apart.

Sipho Pityana (in an open letter to Sandile Zungu)

Pityana published the open letter on Wednesday, a day before the start of the BBC's annual summit.

Zungu said the BBC wouldn’t bother responding on the eve of its summit, calling Pityana a “drama queen” and a “falling wannabe entrepreneur”.

On Thursday Zungu issued a warning to Pityana, “If you dare stop us, you will be crushed."

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Zungu and Pityana.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

They broke away from Busa in order to set themselves up as a proxy in business for the Zuma agenda of State Capture and corruption...

Sipho Pityana, President - Business Unity South Africa

I must say I’m disappointed by the line of this interview… You ambushed me into yet another useless debate with Sipho Pityana…

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

I never was an economic advisor [to President Zuma]… I’ve never been in a business relationship with President Zuma or the Guptas…

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

The timing of this letter and the dishonesty contained therein is quite startling…

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

I never advised on any committee around SOEs… Hlaudi Motsoeneng has absolutely nothing to do with me…

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

He is very jealous at the success of the BBC… He feels threatened by our organisation… Shame on you, Sipho Pityana!

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

I’m not even consulting my lawyers… I sleep very peacefully at night!

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

Zungu is a very ethical businessperson… I’ll be in business when he is confined to the dustbin of history!

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

…I’m elected by black people. That’s what I’m proud of. He’s leading a white organisation… It’s got stooges!

Sandile Zungu, President - Black Business Council

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