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Zulu calls M&G report on Zuma and big business 'pathetic'

18 December 2015 9:33 AM

Minister of small business, Lindiwe Zulu, sets the record straight on her comments regarding the relationship between President Zuma and big business.

Minister of small business, Lindiwe Zulu, sets the record straight on her comments regarding the relationship between President Zuma and big business reported in the Mail & Guardian.

702's Stephen Grootes, standing in for John Robbie, spoke to small business minister, Lindiwe Zulu, about the report quoting the minister saying that corporate SA was plotting to topple Zuma.

Listen to the interview below:

I also said that if business had been very close to the ANC, it wouldn't be that the ANC has to keep bending backwards and engaging business.

Lindiwe Zulu, minister of small business development

Big business must talk to the president as much as they possibly can, and not have the president calling them all the time. Big business must have this interest at heart.

Lindiwe Zulu, minister of small business development

...He [Zuma] reversed that decision [Des van Rooyen appointment] because he listened to business who said this appointment is not good for the economy of South Africa.

Lindiwe Zulu, minister of small business development

18 December 2015 9:33 AM