- Former president Jacob Zuma believes the country’s state-owned enterprises should not be privatised
- The newly appointed Sanco KZN chairperson said citizens should be vocal about their dissatisfaction over SEO sales.
- Many citizens expressed anger over his remarks, saying SEOs have to privatised due to government’s failures
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DURBAN - Former president Jacob Zuma expressed anger over the privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), saying they belong to citizens.
He made the remarks while addressing a South African National Civic Organisation’s (Sanco) Human Rights Day event in Umlazi on Tuesday, 21 March. Zuma said no one has the right to sell SOEs.
The newly appointed Sanco KZN chairperson said citizens should be vocal about their dissatisfaction regarding the sale of SOEs. He encouraged attendees to not wait until the 2024 elections to make their voices heard, according to BusinessLIVE.
Zuma said SEOs are being sold without the knowledge or consent of citizens. He claimed that South African Airways was sold for reasons unknown to citizens, which should not have been tolerated.
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The former president said the government does not have the right to sell the country's property. He added that if the country’s leaders are unable to properly run the country, they should be removed.
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Nicholas Duff-Riddell said:
“He does not want privatisation, as that would dry up the looting.”
LaRoy Dunster commented:
“Zuma, you had the opportunity to make this a great country, unfortunately, the reverse happened.”
Daniel Watson posted:
“SOEs have been privatised because of the incompetence of government, political interference, comrade deployment, piggy bank mentality, etc, the list goes on.”
Tshepo Mahlare wrote:
“Sasol and Telkom were privatised whilst he was a deputy president nje?”
Andre Viljoen added:
“He didn't say this when he was president.”
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Briefly News also reported that former president Jacob Zuma believes the ANC’s reign may soon be over.
He addressed supporters at a KZN South African National Civic Organisation Human Rights Day event. The gathering was held in Umlazi, south of Durban and was Zuma’s first public address after he was elected Sanco KZN chairperson.
During the event, Zuma said South Africans aren’t happy with the ruling party.
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Source: Briefly News