Opposition parties call for brainstorming summit

OPPOSITION parties and civil society organisations look set to convene a summit to brainstorm ideas on how to put South Africa back on track, writes Olebogeng Molatlhwa.
 UDM leader Bantu Holomisa told tens of thousands of people gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that the meeting would be convened to take the country forward.
“We may need to convene a summit of opposition parties and civil society to see how we can take the country forward‚” said Holomisa.
Holomisa also indicated that opposition parties may need to derive a collective strategy to tackle President Jacob Zuma.
This strategy‚ he said‚ should be taken to all corners of the country.
Holomisa also weighed in on the recent decision by rating agencies S& P Global Ratings as well as Fitch to declare South Africa sub-investment grade.
Despite the flippant reaction of senior ANC politicians to the country’s relegation to junk status‚ he warned that this “will lead to the depletion of our economic status“.
“Unemployment will rise and new jobs will not be created.”

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