Sipho Pityana calls on business to support 8 August national shutdown

Save SA leader, Sipho Pityana on Thursday called on business to get off the fence and take a stand against state capture.

He was speaking at The daily Maverick event 'The Gathering - Media Edition' in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

EWN Reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger tells CapeTalk's John Maytham that the event saw a wide variety of speakers ranging from business to civil society.

Dentlinger adds that the Black First Land First (BLF) tried muscling their way into the venue with no success.

A few minutes, the Daily Maverick dropped a bombshell to say the car some members BLF left in, belongs to former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Sipho Pityana is also challenging business and asking it to support a national shut down on the day of the motion of no confidence vote.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Listen to the full EWN report in the audio clip:


This article first appeared on 702 : Sipho Pityana calls on business to support 8 August national shutdown


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