The Sekunjalo Group and all companies within the group, as well as its chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, have been under severe attack by the Sunday Times and Business Day since the day Dr Survé announced that Sagarmatha, incorporating Independent Media, would be listed on the JSE.
Survé, interviewed by Business Report (BR) yesterday, stated his commitment towards a truly transformed and empowered South Africa. “Sekunjalo and all the companies we invested in over 20 years started from humble beginnings. Since I started Sekunjalo, my mission was, and still is, ‘people before profits’.
“Sekunjalo Group invested in various companies that today employ more than 5000 people directly and more than 25000 indirectly through our investments and partnerships. Three companies are listed on the JSE: Premier Fishing & Brands, AEEI and AYO.
“I am saddened by the onslaught from our partners in the media; not supporting true transformation, attacking Sekunjalo, but I challenge them to find any wrongdoing in any of our investments. We never colluded, won tenders unlawfully or paid any bribes for any business.
“We as a group support President Ramaphosa in delivering the State of the Nation address today. We share the same ethos: building a South Africa on principles such as a non-racialism, affirmative action, gender equality, integrity and equal opportunities for all.”