- Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma believes there is nothing wrong with so-called tenderpreneurship and she blames white monopoly capital for making black people believe otherwise
- Thuthukile said white monopoly capital was responsible for an agenda aimed at isolating black businesspeople and blacks had fallen for it
- She said the government mainly did business through tenders and there was nothing wrong with black people benefiting from those tenders
Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma believes there is nothing wrong with so-called tenderpreneurship and she blames white monopoly capital (WMC) for making black people believe otherwise.
Thuthukile said WMC was responsible for an agenda aimed at isolating black businesspeople and in her opinion worryingly, black people had fallen for it. She said the government mainly did business with the private sector through tenders and there was nothing wrong with black people benefiting from those tenders.
Thuthukile lamented the current political and business landscape in the country which had turned tenders into something which is perceived as a toxic business. She said black business had taken the view that being involved with tenders was almost criminal and had become a no-go for many.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Thuthukile dismissed this notion as false and said tenders were the main element which the government used to do business in the country and one of its only ways to procure goods and service from the private sector.
Thuthukile was speaking at an event held by African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) presidential hopeful Thanduxolo Sabelo at Wits University.
Thuthukile left no doubt about who she was supporting for the position of ANCYL leader when she called Sabelo the incoming president. She urged Sabelo to lobby the government to provide all possible assistance to black businesses to get a foot in the door of major industries like finance and construction.
SowetanLive.co.za reported that Thuthukile said this worrying trend to criminalise tenders in the eyes of black people and black businesses was just another way for WMC to further dig its claws into government affairs.
Thuthukile added that if people had an issue with the tenders which was the way government chose to do business the mechanism itself should be changed.
Addressing the alleged plot to overthrow President Cyril Ramaphosa, Thuthukile once again revealed a deep-seated disdain for WMC. She lay the blame for the reports of the plot squarely at the feet of WMC.
Thuthukile said WMC was desperate to divide the ANC and to kill the voice of the black majority. She said the failure of Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi’s media houses which he purchased from the Guptas was proof of WMC interference.
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