22 Jan 2015 12:30pm
QUOTES OF THE WEEK A selection of quotes of Southern African interest. This feature moves every Thursday. --- "We have an appointment with him on the 12th of February and he is going to answer questions." -- EFF leader Julius Malema insisting he will ask President Jacob Zuma questions about Nkandla during his state-of-the-nation speech, and will not wait until presidential question time on March 11. --- "We are going to have a heated argument between ourselves and the president and the Speaker including those voting cattle of the ANC there." -- Malema on the confrontation he expects in the National Assembly during President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech on February 12. --- "In addition, the minister will not allow a perception to be created that if you are a black woman minister, you need a white male babysitter." --Communications Minister Faith Muthambi's office reacting to comments from DA spokesman Gavin Davis that she is taking too long to appoint a new SABC CEO. --- "The deputy president referred to it as a glorious company." -- Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona on what Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told him during a visit to the power utility. --- "If I was a white investor I would more or less leave now. It's very clear from Jacob Zuma whites are not wanted or needed in South Africa. -- One of the tweets by Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange. --- "I'm SICK of Jacob Zuma's constant go at whites every few months. Why can't we co-exist without it having to be at the expense of one another." -- Tweets by Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange. --- "She preaches non-racialism to protect white people. Now she's sowing racial division." -- ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe quoted in Beeld. --- "The ANC's absolute over-reaction to that which Zelda La Grange had said on Twitter about President Jacob Zuma is indicative of a party which is out of touch with the people of South Africa and the future which they want." -- FF Plus MP Anton Alberts. --- "He's on a level of his own, the best in the world. He's a freak. Honestly, you can't make 100 from 31 balls, it's not right." -- Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw, quoted in The Star, after his teammate AB de Villiers scored 149 runs from 44 balls, including 16 sixes, in an ODI against the West Indies at the Wanderers. --- "I really hate it when I can't score runs from a ball." -- AB de Villiers to Beeld newspaper, bemoaning his performance in the last over, in Sunday's match against the West Indies, during which he broke several world records. --- "We admonished him to be more careful in the future." -- Commission for Gender Equality chairman Mfanozelwe Shozi after it warned President Jacob Zuma about a remark he made in 2012 that women must get married and have children as part of their "training". --- "From what I heard, there was no ounce of remorse in what he was saying; that Marikana would not have happened if his chemical weapons were used by police... there was a level of arrogance in his voice." -- University of Cape Town lecturer and clinical pharmacologist, Prof Marc Blockman reacting to remarks by apartheid-era chemical warfare expert and cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson. --- Sapa /th/fg/ks/jje