Johannesburg - South African's "strange breed" of
leadership needs to adhere to the institutions that underpin democracy, Nedbank
Group [JSE:NED] chairperson Reuel Khoza said.
"SA is widely recognised for its liberal and
enlightened constitution, yet we observe the emergence of a strange breed of
leaders who are determined to undermine the rule of law and override the
constitution," Khoza wrote in his chairperson's letter following the release
of the bank's 2011 annual report on Friday.
He said the political climate was not a picture of an
"Our political leadership's moral quotient is
degenerating and we are fast losing the checks and balances that are necessary
to prevent a recurrence of the past."
Khoza said South Africans had the duty to build and develop
the nation, but also to hold its leadership accountable.
"We have a duty to build and develop this nation and to
call to book the putative leaders who, due to sheer incapacity to deal with the
complexity of 21st century governance and leadership, cannot lead," said