- According to South Africa's Deputy President, David Mabuza, there is no technical recession
- Mabuza was answering questions on SA's economic situation when he said this
- The Deputy President is convinced the situation can still be turned around
Deputy President David Mabuza was faced with tough questions during the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Members of Parliament asked questions that he had a hard time giving satisfactory answers to.
But what caught Mabuza by surprise was when a fellow ANC member decided to call him out by asking about the country's economic state.
ANC MP Juliana Kilian wanted to know from Mabuza what is being done with regard to anti-poverty programs.
Eventually, Mabuza said he does not think South Africa is in a recession.
I don’t agree that we are in a technical recession.
The deputy president said a comprehensive picture of the economy is not taken into consideration. He added that it should not be looked at quarter by quarter.
Mabuza feels the situation can still be turned around.
Democratic Alliance MP Dean MacPherson asked Mabuza about the dispute about the funds owed to the Employment Creation Fund that hasn't been distributed accordingly.
Mabuza said the money will be paid. He added that he will make it his business to make sure the money goes where it is needed and deserved.
This comes after South Africa entered a technical recession after the GDP decreased yet again, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
According to a report by The South African, Mabuza said he is committed to helping the sectors that are having a hard time.
He feels that the Department of Small Business should be held on to and is happy that it is starting to grow.
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