JACOB Zuma's speech at the Cosatu meeting in Midrand last week was very unprofessional and bordered on racism ("Zuma warns of recession", September 18).
His comment that most large businesses still have mainly whites in top positions is purely an indication that not enough emphasis has been placed on education and he should be talking to his minister of education.
Company directors have an obligation to get the best results for their shareholders and if they could, I am sure they would employ more blacks in top positions. His comment about the Western Cape having the least blacks in top positions is quite laughable as it is the best run province in South Africa at present.
Zuma should also be ashamed of boasting about grants being paid to 10 million people at that meeting.
These grants do not come from the ANC but from taxpayers, and if he is not careful we will have 20 million grantees and not enough taxpayers to pay for them.
These policies of the ANC have done nothing for the country but encourage corruption and reduce productivity.
Zuma must also stop spending our money on building unnecessary towns of his choice and luxury items when roads, hospitals, education, agriculture, police, water and any other essential items are sadly lacking.
Spend more time on eliminating corruption and South Africans of any colour would be more appreciative.
Pierre Cerff, St Francis Bay