The best quotes of the week

2016-05-27 22:27

Johannesburg - A few quotes from some of the week's major local stories.

"Hou jy jou bek, Johannes! Jy hoort nie eers in Wellington nie! [Shut up, Johannes! You do not even belong in Wellington!]" – The response of the crowd at the Wellington Magistrate’s Court, to obscenities shouted from the holding cells by Johannes Plaatjies, one of the men accused of killing author Winnie Rust.

“That’s the price of a Chanel purse. Is that what her life was worth?” – An incensed Laura Baril, cousin of murdered Gabriela Kabrins Alban, on the R100 000 bail her alleged killer, Guatemalan Diego Dougherty, proposed paying in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. He was denied bail.

SEE MORE:- A break that will never heal, says mom of US woman slain in SA

“There is no reason why condoms are given for free and sanitary pads are not. Are we saying sex is good and you will not need sanitary pads because you will be pregnant by then?” – Gauteng EFF MPL Lindiwe Dzimba arguing that the Gauteng education department is not doing enough for pupils. She was speaking during debate on the provincial education department’s R39bn budget for 2016/17.

READ MORE:- R39bn Gauteng education budget passed

"He said he just rolled the ring on the ground and she [Ella] came and swallowed it. I asked about my earring. He said: 'I gave it to her as well because I thought she was hungry.'" - Delmas mother Avanya Höll on what her 2-year-old son told her their puppy Ella had done with her wedding ring and earring.

Ella at the vet. (Photo supplied)

"I'm sure your former president before democracy used to fly SAA." – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula responding to the DA’s criticism to her statement that the president needs a new jet.

“I can’t comprehend that we can lose my brother for R150. I just can’t accept this.” – Sam Tshabalala, brother of Elias Tshabalala, who was one of two men killed during violent protests against evictions in Hammanskraal this week.

"When you lead you have to accept that there is going to be time to go and you can’t use communities to disrupt things. People die because of one individual who is misleading." - ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa alleging that a councillor in Hammanskraal was inciting the protests against land evictions because he had sold plots to people.

“That is because we have become a comic opera. A sort of sordid reality programme that ought to have an age restriction.” – DA MP James Selfe during a debate on recent events in the National Assembly.

READ MORE:- Parliament 'a sordid reality programme'

“No I wouldn’t because he looks way too stupid to think about others and he’s swimming in money which shows that he is selfish when it comes to money.” – Response of a pupil in an English visual literacy test that featured questions about a Zapiro cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma floating in a pool of money. The unnamed private school subsequently apologised.  

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