Johannesburg - Businessperson Patrice Motsepe would back nationalising the
country's mines if it was in the country's best interests, SABC
radio reported on Tuesday.
"My belief has always been, if nationalisation is what is in the
best interests of South Africa, I'll support it, whether it's
nationalisation, or whether it's socialism -- if the policies are
what will improve, uplift and create a better lifestyle, better
living conditions..." the billionaire and exective chairperson of
African Rainbow Minerals said at a handover of a rural upliftment
project in Limpopo.
ANCYL leader Julius Malema recently made the call for mines to
be put in the state's hands, raising the ire of opposition parties
and organised business.