ANC accuses DA of name calling

By Drum Digital
10 October 2013

The ANC has accused DA MP Pieter van Dalen of calling Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson a “keef” (Afrikaans for “Bitch”).

In a media statement ANC chief whip Stone Sizani says his party condemns “in the strongest possible terms” the deplorable and abusive conduct of two MPs against Joemat-Peterson during her appearance before the portfolio committee on Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry on Wednesday.

“We have learned that during the heated debate in the committee yesterday, ANC MP Salam Abram called the minister a “liar”, conducted himself rowdily and disruptively before storming out of the meeting in anger.

It is also reported that, as the meeting adjourned, DA MP Pieter van Dalen referred to the minister as “keef” (Afrikaans for “Bitch”),” said Sizani.

He added: “The two MPs’ conduct is appalling, disrespectful to this institution and indeed action should be taken against them.  We are disappointed and outraged by the unacceptable conduct of the ANC MP, and we will ensure that a Caucus disciplinary process is immediately instituted against him.”

-DRUM Reporter

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