SA’s leaders ‘need to be more accountable’

Johannesburg – South Africa’s political leadership needs to be more accountable and inspire confidence among business leaders to boost investment and economic growth, according to the chief executive officer of Imperial Holdings, the country’s sixth-largest company by revenue.

The ruling African National Congress’s response to a court judgment that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold the constitution “showed us that we are living in an environment which has got no accountability or consequence”, Mark Lamberti said in an interview on Tuesday.