'I was amazed people can be so cruel and nasty' - ANC politician shrugs off public ridicule

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18 February 2014

The canary yellow dress worn by the MP at the State of the Nation Address last week set tongues wagging but the MP is holding her head up high despite insults from all avenues.

She was called Oros man, a caterpillar, a Teletubby, a whale, a walking lemon and even an oval egg but Thandile Sunduza has vowed to hold her head up high. The canary yellow dress worn by the MP at the State of the Nation Address last week set tongues wagging as social media was abuzz with people insulting her.

Sunduza, who is also 7-months pregnant, blames her designer for how her dress turned out. Taking to Facebook, Sunduza wrote: “I am 7 months pregnant, it’s not a secret... Oh thanks to the designer who let me down last minute. The dress was torn, cloth falling, had to cut in the office. It was a disaster! A pregnant woman can't just walk into a shop and buy a new dress,” she wrote.

Then to her designer, she wrote: “Mihlali Gqada wandenza (you did me in) even my family members are laughing ... I won't be surprised if I get a miscarriage.” But the designer hit back. Also taking to Facebook, the S’dudla Couture founder wrote that the dress worn by the MP is not the dress she had made  and delivered. “The dress sent was a lime off shoulder dress and not a boob tube. It had a lace overlay, appropriate for her current state (pregnancy)!!!” Gqada says what Sunduza wore was in fact the under garment of the dress she made. "In conclusion Ms Sunduza must NOT LIE on such platforms and claim that disaster she wore was my design, as she wore the petticoat of the actual dress delivered to her and did something with the top I too have never seen nor understand!!!”

'It's not the dress issue. I was just amazed people can be so cruel and nasty.'

And a day after the SONA, Sunduza was admitted to Park Lane Clinic in Parktown, Johannesburg after her blood reached dangerously low levels but she insists the humiliation she suffered due to her dress had nothing to do with it.

“It's not the dress issue. I was just amazed that people can be so cruel and nasty. Some are apologizing now.”

In an act of defiance, she has changed her Facebook profile picture to one of herself in the dreaded yellow dress.

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