Private sector to blame for recession - Mantashe

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Gwede Mantashe (Netwerk24)
Gwede Mantashe (Netwerk24)

Johannesburg – Negative growth in the private sector is to blame for the country's technical recession, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.

"New sectors in the private sector, the financial sector, retail and trade are negative. All those are not in the hands of government, they are in the hands of the private sector," he told News24 on Tuesday.

Government is making considerable progress in agriculture and mining, he claimed.

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