Nyameko Barney Pityana has repeatedly called for the president to step down.

He delivered the keynote address at the Mining Indaba this week where he accused Zuma of being the sponsor and chief of corruption.

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The ANC women’s league says Pityana should rather divert his attention to the flaws in the mining sector citing poor housing and living conditions of mine workers.

In a statement, ANCWL says it believes Anglo Gold Ashanti and Sibanye Gold are trying to capture the state.

The league says the chairmen; Pityana and Neal Froneman have attempted to capture the state by raising their views about Zuma.

The women’s league has called on the Mineral Resources Department to intervene by hosting an urgent meeting with the majority shareholders of the mining companies to clarify the process of electing and removing a state president in South Africa.

The league says the public utterances calling for the president to step down, by what it calls monopoly capital is mere grandstanding, populist and opportunistic.

The statement concludes by saying that good relations between mining houses and government is paramount in growing the South African economy therefore no mining company should have sentiments that advocate for a regime change.

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