May 03, 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
ANC MP says it’s not Zuma's responsibility to create jobs
Mugabe arrives in Durban
And, former presidents unite to deal with crisis facing SA
It is not President Jacob Zuma's responsibility to create jobs, ANC MP Boingotlo Nthebe told the National Council of Provinces yesterday.
He said Zuma as the head of government drove policy, to create an environment for the private sector to implement it.
Nthebe was responding to DA MP Willem Faber's question on whether Zuma's role in the economy's downgrade to junk status had had a detrimental effect on workers.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Durban yesterday to attend the 27th World Economic Forum for Africa - just as Zimbabwe's economic crisis intensifies.
The 93-year-old president was seen off from Harare earlier in the day by both of his vice presidents, who are members of rival factions angling to succeed the longtime leader.
Zimbabwe State broadcaster said the aim of this week's WEF Africa was "to ensure Africa generated truly inclusive economic growth that would provide everyone with the same opportunity to prosper and achieve such change.
In an unprecedented move, three former presidents and a deputy president, will come together for the country to discuss the "deep and pervasive national general crisis" facing South Africa.
The foundations of former presidents FW De Klerk , Thabo Mbeki , Kgalema Motlanthe , deputy pres ident Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka , Desmond and Leah Tutu, Robert M angal iso Sobukwe, Chief Albert Luthuli and Helen Suzman will kick off the national dialogues on Friday.
National Foundations Dialogue Initiative chairperson Nomhle Canca said amongst the threats to be discussed was the prevailing mood of despair and foreboding in society; the diminishing of confidence and erosion of trust, poverty; unemployment; a divided nation; a stagnant economy and growing disparity between the affluent and the poor.
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