ANC not about to sell this country - party's Mabe rants in Parliament

2016-09-13 21:24
FILE:L Pule Mabe appears to have escaped unscathed after the Public Protector’s report into dodgy dealings at Prasa implicated him in a tender scandal. Picture: Lerato Maduna

FILE:L Pule Mabe appears to have escaped unscathed after the Public Protector’s report into dodgy dealings at Prasa implicated him in a tender scandal. Picture: Lerato Maduna

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Cape Town - The ANC will stay true to the mandate it was given by its supporters, ANC MP Pule Mabe told Parliament.

Mabe was speaking during a debate on national airline carrier South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday when he launched into an impassioned defence of the ruling party.

"It's so interesting that those who are clapping hands have got a common colour," he said referring to the DA.

"We have now reinforced our machinery. We are now on autopilot mode. We are going to bring the ANC back in 2019 with a resounding victory."

Mabe slammed the Congress of the People during his speech, saying it was only the size of a church choir trying "to make noise". He also referred to DA leader Mmusi Maimane as a "model".

"We are not going to sell out on what our people entrusted us to do.

Fined for benefiting from contract

"You are trying to associate us with corruption. Everything black is corruption," he lamented.

"Our people now can go through SAA [and] can fly in any class they want. Something that was not possible when you were in charge.

"South Africa is not going to be taken over through coalitions.

"The ANC is not about to sell this country."

Mabe was the subject of a parliamentary ethics committee probe earlier this year after being linked to irregular deals at the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa last October.

The committee recommended in March that Mabe be fined for benefiting from a contract with the State-owned enterprise.

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