2656774552Sipho Pityana, chairman, AngloGold Ashanti addressing the audience at the Joburg Indaba, announced that he came to address the ‘elephant in the room’.

He proceeded to speak against South African President, Jacob Zuma, accusing him of being a sponsor of corruption.

He spoke about how and why South Africa has fallen into state capture, and has put the blame on Zuma, saying corruption is threatening SA’s sovereignty, and the President is either ‘missing in action’ or at the heart of the problem.

The chairman foregrounded education as a massive tool of empowerment, and urged the business community to play its part as it has a big role to play in South Africa against state capture.

“State capture is another South Africanism destined for global infamy,” he stated.

Pityana accused Zuma of being a president with no integrity, and highlighted that when leadership fails, ordinary citizens had to speak out in defense.

“I have now committed an act of treason” as he concluded his speech.