Gee, Mr Mantashe, but the ANC is good at blaming others for their own faults. You say the recession is the private sector's fault? That is tripe and you know it. You, the ANC, have driven away foreign investment with your nefarious dealings with the Guptas. Your tolerance of state capture has made our country an insecure place in which to invest. Your ultra-rigid labour laws make it almost impossible to start up new businesses. Your desire for bribes at every stage of setting up a business does not encourage entrepreneurship. You tolerate a president who is up to his neck in corruption, and you expect businessmen to risk their capital here in new ventures? But if Mr Zuma and his henchmen were kicked out, you would see this country bounce back again. Stop blaming the private sector, Mr Mantashe: YOU, THE ANC ARE THE TOTAL CAUSE OF THE RECESSION. ADMIT IT.