South Africa is suffering from leadership bankruptcy, says the CEO of Business Leadership SA (BLSA), Bonang Mohale.
Mohale, the author of Lift As You Rise, has called out black leaders in the country who use their blackness for selfish gains.
He says the revelations of state capture should force South Africans to rethink how they choose their leaders.
Bonang Mohale is such a gift to our country. Thanks for a stunning hour Bonang, reflecting so brilliantly on our the various aspects of our country's leadership crisis. The podcast follows shortly. @Radio702 pic.twitter.com/lynxubcEZl— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) March 20, 2019
Mohale says South Africa should not tolerate black business leadership that collaborates with corrupt elements in the state and private sector.
He stresses that plundering state owned enterprises in the name of "redistribution" cannot be accepted.
Mohale adds that the country has slid backwards in the past 20 years without improving the quality of lives for the majority of black South Africans.
Meanwhile, he argues that white oppressors and billionaires have been replaced with black ones.
Such was the impunity of people who were entruted with posistion pf respobisbility, that they could embark of industrial-scale looting whilst giving us an impression that they were respresting us.— Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA
Our struggle has always been about how we lift the bottom half into the middle class, not how we make the four elites into mega billionaires.— Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA
In last 25 years of democracy, we have replaced white oppressors with black oppressors. We have replaced white masters with black masters. We've replaced white billionaires with black billionaires and we think it's okay.— Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA
We are so leadership bankrupt that those people who have been found guilty by a court of law, are still on the ANC lists.— Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA
Listen to the in-depth discussion on The Eusebius McKaiser Show:
Below are some of the responses to the conversations on Twitter:
@Eusebius I have goosebumps. Bonang Mohale, we need more like you!— Sibusisiwe Ngeleka (@Sibsngeleka) March 20, 2019
Such incisive commentary and engagement coming through from Bonang Mohale on 702. @Eusebius— Rufaro* (@Rufaro_Samanga) March 20, 2019
@Eusebius such a sober conversation, Bonang is not only highlighting the lack of Leadership we have (Within the ANC) but also the lack of vision those leaders have for our country. Until this fact changes, we will not move in any kind of direction but regression.#BonangMohale pic.twitter.com/GUv6HqgkUw— King Sbu (@SbuIsKing) March 20, 2019
The example of nature is absolutely beautiful @Eusebius. I used a similar example this morning with my intern. I look forward to reading Ntate Bonang's book.— Millicent Makoala (@Millicent1026) March 20, 2019
@Eusebius Ntate Bonang’s tea today... I don’t know if it is sweet or bitter. Lift as you rise.— TiisetsoW (@tiiwil) March 20, 2019