Politicians get booed, Nkandla or no Nkandla – Gwede Mantashe

2014-03-20 11:26

Being booed is part of political work, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has said.

Responding to a claim that there is a link between Nkandla and the fact that the president has been booed, Mantashe said journalists were present when he himself was booed “for 10 minutes at Birchwood”.

Speaking at a briefing in Joburg today following the release of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on upgrades at the president’s private residence at Nkandla, Mantashe also said DA leader Helen Zille had been booed.

“Politicians get booed ... We never become hysterical about booing,” he said.

Full document – Public Protector’s Nkandla report

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