The South African Presidency says it is seriously concerned about the public attacks on President Jacob Zuma by some leaders in the gold mining sector.
"While the Presidency respects the rights of citizens and leaders to freedom of speech, the business sector has many avenues to raise whatever concerns and issues it has with government and/or its leadership.
"President Zuma values open dialogue and interaction with all sectors in our society. However, such dialogue is more helpful if it takes place within the bounds of human decency and decorum and upholds respect for key institutions," the Presidency said.
The Presidency said channels of communication between business and government are open, and engagements take place continuously in a healthy and constructive manner.
The President values the collaboration between business, government and labour, who is currently in New York to promote the country as an investment destination.
"The President values such collaboration, which is good for the economy and our country in general," the Presidency said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK