'We want businesses to stay open, but people must be safe'

Members must make a call. We are very concerned. We want businesses to stay open, but people must be safe.

Dr Ernest Messina, AHI CEO

The Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) is headquartered in Pretoria.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed AHI CEO Dr Ernest Messina.

Messina gave feedback on how local businesses are dealing with the protest in Tshwane and how he is advising his members.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Many employees were scared to go to work today.

Dr Ernest Messina, AHI CEO

We are committed to address poverty; not just as a slogan.

Dr Ernest Messina, AHI CEO

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