ANC Presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says political stability is crucial in ensuring that international investors’ support government’s efforts to resuscitate the ailing economy.

This is as finance minister Malusi Gigaba embarks on a road show to the United States to shore up investor support amid fears that the country’s economy could be further downgraded to a junk status. Sisulu is among the seven contenders vying to replace Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC during the December conference.

She’s expressed concerns over the country’s deteriorating economic situation.

“When we talk about our economy, we emphasise that we have to have political stability. We need the stability to urge investors to invest in our country because we need them. We have to keep this country intact and that’s how the history will judge us,” says Sisulu.

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