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Mmemezi heckled in Khutsong

2012-06-20 13:53

Johannesburg - Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi was heckled in Khutsong after calling Merafong a leading municipality, according to a report on Wednesday.

Mmemezi was booed on Tuesday for saying Merafong was "one of the municipalities in Gauteng making us proud", The Star reported.

He was speaking at a youth day event in Carletonville with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

"We know as Gauteng that many residents here are offered basic services like water, refuse removal and electricity," he reportedly said.

A large part of the crowd started shouting and booing. He was also booed when he took to the podium.
Madonsela had to step in and ask the crowd to listen to him.

Mmemezi has recently made headlines for his alleged misuse of government funds. This includes a claim that he allegedly used his departmental credit card to buy a R10 000 painting from a fast food restaurant in Silverton, Pretoria.

Madonsela urged young people to make time to understand how the government worked so they could exercise public power. This had to be done through partnerships with public institutions.

Comments
  • Irene - 2012-06-20 13:55

    This guy is as thick as a plank!

      elphaas.mgiba - 2012-06-20 14:10

      This guy is useless and brave, what did he expect they should have stoned him. He is robbing the country and yet he is still in office is people like him that South African youth will never eliminate unemployment because he is using the state resources for his own benefit, selfish people of this country.

      Irene - 2012-06-20 14:12

      @Naza2010 ~ He is no different from any other cANCer MP.

      john.turner.58760608 - 2012-06-20 15:12

      Irene, what do have against planks? This guy is a dense as a black hole. (For those idiots who will call me a racist a black hole is an astronomical phenomenum. Look it up on Wikipedia)

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-06-20 15:17

      Irene a Plank can be shaped , planed , chiseled , carved and sanded to make something useful . This guy can not be changed into anything useful, please do not insult planks they are good for woodwork.

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-20 15:35

      Thick as 10 Hamburger Patties?

      nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-20 15:47

      True, but you can do something with a plank. What the hell can you do with this gadget?

      Kala - 2012-06-20 16:07

      You have to be a bit doff to go to a fast food restaurant and buy a painting.

      naicker.patrick - 2012-06-20 17:00

      Ya has thick crocodile skin amd buffulo hide. I hope he gets skinned for spending taxpayers money to buy luxuries.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-20 14:02

    Vote DA.. Stop this madness.

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-20 15:36

      Try...you may be surprised how clever you REALLY are........

      nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-20 15:46

      @poly - the one thing all intelligent people have is choice. Sorry to hear you're excluded.

  • Isaac Nhlahla - 2012-06-20 14:23

    it is nice to be a politician

  • Keith - 2012-06-20 14:25

    The masses eyes are slowly opening and they aren't falling for your ANC bullsh*t anymore

  • christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-20 14:27

    Well at least the poorer and majority uneducated public are slowly seeing through their empty promises and lies. Keep going anc..the second coming is near!

  • dianne.b.hartley - 2012-06-20 14:30

    O please! Carletonville is one of the worst run municipalities in the country and has been for a long time. So blow it out your ear, moron, cos the residents know better.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-20 14:53

    life is like a box of (company) credit cards, you never what limits they have until you buy a painting at mcdonald's or shoes in paris, or a suppository in milan...

  • Hallo - 2012-06-20 14:57

    Heckling is cool

      poloyatonkim - 2012-06-20 15:24

      Can I heckle you?

      Hallo - 2012-06-20 17:08

      Yes but only if I am squandering your tax money and not using it to improve lives.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-20 14:58

    this level of arrogance/stupidity needs to be rewarded - by being transferred to the unemployed queue.

  • Aziza - 2012-06-20 14:58

    blow R10 000 on a departmental credit card to buy a painting at fast food restaurant in Silverton, Pretoria??? WTF?? who does that!! ohhh but ofcourse they wouldn't know that painting are mostly bought at an art gallery... the Goodman gallery perhaps Mr Humpty Dumpty. oops i meant Humphery

  • Clarence - 2012-06-20 15:02

    The same idiots that booed him will vote for him in the next elections. I urge politicians to keep chowing the money because people are stupid. You want service delivery, you get the right people into positions and hold them accountable.

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-20 15:18

    What a complex web of deception they weave. What can I say Votas? You wanted it - you got it.

  • busicor.nel - 2012-06-20 16:39

    Our children today are gatfol for hearing every person saying all is well but none of them are working and most life like animals is shacks. In Santon where most of the NEC stays , they can afford good security and have municipal services. I would suggest that if you get nominated to represent the people you must stay in-between the people. But not even the ANC can be that dumb, as they know the masses will kill them in the poor communities they represent. Even Zuma runs away when he hears the masses might not favor him today.

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-06-20 16:57

    How do fools like this get these positions?

  • Chibuli - 2012-06-20 17:10

    What the ANC doesn't seem to understand is that the people want jobs, houses, water, electricity, medical care and education. They ALL want it, not just some. And if you don't DELIVER, the people will be unhappy! Pretty basic stuff, isn't it? But the ANC doesn't understand it - makes you think, doesn't it? Who are YOU going to vote for?

  • Nathaniel - 2012-06-20 17:54

    Boy, oh boy. They even have a nerve to tell the people who know their living conditions very well,that theirs is good. How provocative can they get?

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