Gordhan, Jonas hit out at state capture

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South Africa's outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (R) chats with Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas during a media briefing at their offices in Pretoria on 31 March 2017.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says state capture is not just robbing young people of jobs -- he believes it's eating away at the country's morality.

Gordhan was speaking at a lecture on state capture at the University of Johannesburg.

 

Gordhan concluded the lecture, saying there were "too many fence sitters"and appealed to all to challenge state capture by exposing it.

Former deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas joined Gordhan on stage.

Jonas said the country's leadership isn't strong enough to bring about political or economic change.